10 Poisonous Work of a Snake Catcher

Poisonous Work of a Snake Catcher

Posted on September 27, 2011 by team


There is no such university in the whole world that can teach you the profession of a snake catcher. People learn it themselves, adopting the experience of others and gaining their own in practice. A snake catcher must understand the psychology of snakes, know all their habits, natural features, habitats. Let's have a walk with one of such professionals from southern Kazakhstan.


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The southwestern side of Chardara reservoir is one of few places in Kazakhstan where live the specimen which a snake catcher is interested in.

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10 Responses to “Poisonous Work of a Snake Catcher”

  1. Kent_Diego says:

    I am glad they do not have these in US. The poisonous snakes here are harmless. There are some Christian religions here that practice snake handling with local rattle snakes and copper heads. More people die from bee stings.

    • opticalsound says:

      Well, the Mojave Rattlesnake and Coral Snakes are pretty dangerous but yes, deaths are extremely rare. Interesting post. Good luck and thanks to good men like alexander.

  2. ak says:

    Very impressive

  3. SSSR says:

    Mr Putin has me on his mind through youtube….

  4. perristalsis says:

    Each year, approximately 8,000 venomous snakebites occur in the United States. Between 1960 and 1990, no more than 12 fatalities from snake venom poisoning were reported annually. Most snakebites occur between April and October, when outdoor activities are popular. In the United States, 99 percent of snakebites are caused by the Crotalidae (pitviper) family of snakes. The Crotalidae family includes the following snakes: rattlesnakes, genera Crotalus and Sistrurus; copperheads, Agkistrodon contortrix; and cottonmouths, or water moccasins, Agkistrodon piscivorous. They have an important job to do, so leave them alone, they like it that way.

  5. Van Dammage says:

    I dont care if a snake has a poisonous bite I’m gonna run away screaming like a little kid anyways

  6. Mook says:

    http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1367.html
    http://www.rexano.org/Documents/venomous_snakes_1367.pdf

    Google the first few words and you’ll find one of the many sites from which he copy and pasted his post. He’s an amazing scholar indeed.

  7. George says:

    Say, I live and work in Kazakhstan. I came across a very impressive snake out west 200 km east of Kulsary (steppe). The snake was about 1 meter in length, blunt nose, slender uniform body with sharpe tail. Color was bright yellow with dark brown small square marks. Puffed up and hissed loudly. I have not been able to identify (not a steppe boa) it, but our local guide said they were very good to eat. That the Chinese love them. Any ideas?

  8. robin yates says:

    very interesting post. Snakes are fascinating in everyway, treat with respect and they will do away, disrespect them at your peril

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