Rep­tile course for han­dlers

Isis Town and Country - - Kolan News -

SNAKES are a part of ev­ery­day life for many fam­i­lies liv­ing in ru­ral com­mu­ni­ties – a com­mon line of thought is; a dead snake is a good snake.

Not so for one Gin Gin cou­ple. They have made the rep­tiles their life and busi­ness.

David and Wendy Wil­liams are pas­sion­ate about the well­be­ing of Aus­tralian rep­tiles.

They have more than 20 years ex­pe­ri­ence work­ing with rep­tiles and have spe­cialised ac­cred­ited train­ing cour­ses avail­able in rep­tile han­dling.

The brave two show­case their an­i­mals in pub­lic dis­plays, com­mu­nity events and schools.

Mr Wil­liams said rep­tile aware­ness and safety was about en­sur­ing safe and stress-free con­di­tions and pre­vent­ing rep­tile re­lated in­juries.

He said the ac­cred­ited cour­ses, de­liv­ered in partnership with a Reg­is­tered Train­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion, were de­signed for any­one who worked or lived in an en­vi­ron­ment with rep­tiles, in par­tic­u­lar ven­omous snakes.

When par­tic­i­pants com­pleted the course they were awarded a Na­tion­ally Recog­nised State­ment of At­tain­ment. The cer­tifi­cate is recog­nised across in­dus­tries and states.

“Snakes are not to be feared, our train­ing cour­ses will give you a greater un­der­stand­ing of the an­i­mal,” Mr Wil­liams said.

For in­for­ma­tion phone Rad­i­cal Rep­tiles Train­ing on 4157 2948 to dis­cuss and struc­ture a course.


REP­TILE WRAN­GLERS: Wendy Wil­liams with an olive python and hus­band David with a fresh­wa­ter croc.

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