Many of our members have had encounters with snakes recently, mainly with Rinkhals (Hamachtu haemachatus) and Mozambique Spitting Cobras (Naja mossambica). Both these species are very dangerous and are quite common to our area. A summary of contact details of snake handlers in our area follows below (a complete list was emailed to all our members during December). At all times, please be aware that snakes play an important role in our ecosystems, and that they should not be killed regardless, especially if no one’s life is in danger.


Gary & Rex Strydom (Hartbeespoort & Brits): 082 469 2979
Lee Jovanovic (Hartbeespoortdam & surrounds): 072 638 9250
Louis Trichard (Brits, Mooinooi & Hartbeespoort): 076 588 1082
Hartbeespoort Snake and Animal Park: 012 253 1162
Chameleon Village Reptile Park: 082 469 2979/012 253 5119
Bertus van Jaarsveld (Hartbeespoort & surrounds): 071 541 8206
Clinton Braun (Krugersdorp/Roodepoort): 083 556 1664