Reptile Rescuers List SA

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Please contact one of the members from the Reptile Rescuers List SA if you come across a reptile in need. #AnimaltalkCares

Craig Van Rensberg shares with Animaltalk the snakes that he gets called out for on the South Coast in KZN.

Most snakes are easily identifiable if you know what to look for.

What confuses most people are green coloured snakes. We get four types of green snake on the South Coast and only ONE is venomous.

The harmless green ones are always thin, have a yellow belly and often have black spots on the neck.

The green mamba is the venomous one and has a green belly, is quite thick and never has markings.

The following are snake call-outs over the last two days.

1). Southern Brown Egg-eater (Harmless)
2). Brown House Snake (Harmless)
3). Green Mamba (Venomous, but placid, shy and retiring)

For more information join their Facebook Group here.

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Here follows a rough draft of the updated list of people who can assist with Treatment of Snakebites, Snake/Reptile Removal.

The idea of this list you see here, is to compile a database of people who are still active in the field, and cull the inactive names, to speed up getting to the right person for the right job. This is a work in progress & details from the previous list will be confirmed & added or omitted. Please add your name if you feel that it should be on here!

GAUTENG

Johan Marais – Country Wide and Snake Removal In Irene/Centurion, Snakebite Emergencies – 082 494 2039
Arno Naude – Pretoria & surrounds, Emergency Snakebite Assistance & Training medical staff – 083 739 9303
Heidi Pfeifer – Pretoria & surrounds – Snake Bite Assist – 083 374 7087
Jason Seale –  Emergency Snakebite Assistance – 082 781 8498
Hartbeespoort Snake & Animal Park – Removals Pretoria, Hartbeespoort area 012 253 1162
Andre Prins – Pretoria, Centurion (Midrand also possible in case of emergencies) Removals, 072 562 7758
Des Blignaut – Pretoria-East 083 455 3037
Mike Perry – Fourways & Midrand surrounding, Snakebite Emergencies Country Wide, removal in – 083 448 8854
Prof. Graham Alexander – Herpetologist Wits University – INFORMATION ONLY– 083 393 8809 – 011 717 6438
Juan Wolmarans – Kempton Park and East Rand. 083 310 4452
Conrad Prinsloo – East Rand (Benoni/Springs) surrounding – 083 876 7619
Rex Green – JHB North/Midrand & surroundings – 071 602 6464
Paul Sebastian Rabiega – Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and surrroundings) Roodepoort (Weltevredenpark, Honeydew, Little Falls, etc.) – 083 492 6315
Tiaan Steynberg – Roodepoort, Muldersdirft, Krugersdorp 082 633 8636
André Barnard – Vaal Triangle (Vanderbijlpark, Vereeniging and surrounding) – 083 300 9690
Adriaan Steyn – Randburg, Muldersdrift , Roodepoort en Krugersdorp – 079 103 2236

LIMPOPO PROVINCE

Kobus Seegers – Pietersburg/Polokwane, Snake Bite Assist. Removal, Info, ID, Courses – 082 923 0549
Donald Strydom – Hoedspruit surrounding – 015 795 5203
Cobus Buitendag – Hoedspruit surrounding – 079 355 3504
Carel Coetzer – Greater Phalaborwa surrounding – 082 445 0792
William Hugo – Greater Phalaborwa surrounding – 083 336 2233
Pieter Swanepoel – Potgietersrus surrounding – 082 336 6200
Arthur Roden – Marble Hall, Groblersdal and surrounding areas – 072 534 4941
Gary Nicolau – Vaalwater/Melkriver. Snake Removal/ID 24 hrs – 082 553 6208
Delport Botma- Alma/Vaalwater area – 082 941 4137
Marius Koekemoer – Lephalale – 072 174 6970
Cor Viljoen – Bela Bela area, 081 438 5040

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

Amanda Coetzee – Nelspruit/White River surrounding – 082 442 0463 / 072 584 7124
Neels Bothma – Lydenburg surrounding – 082 730 3047
Daniel Louw – Hectorspruit/Malelane/Komatipoort – 082 574 0186
Gert Bensch – White River – 082 922 3578
Chris Hobkirk – Nelspruit (recovery and training) – 082 372 3350
Johan Louw – Nelspruit – 072 299 8455
Johan Volstruis Combrink – Witbank / eMalahleni – 076 658 0047
Barend Bloem – Nelspruit – 079 513 0425

NORTH WEST PROVINCE

Ashley Dodkins – Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein area – 083 983 8573
Martin Van Der Merwe – Klerksdorp omgewing 071 896 8879
Albert Kent – Rustenburg, Mooinooi, Marikana – 083 958 3137
Chameleon village Reptile park – Hartbeespoort and surrounding areas  Greg or Chantelle – 082 469 2979 – 012 253 5119

FREESTATE

Carl Jackson – Bloemfontein & outskirts (Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, identification, educational and training talks) (Official DETEA permit) – 083 459 0086
Christiaan Jv Vuuren – Bloemfontein & outskirts (Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, identification) – 082 624 3379
Johnny/Helena Marais – Bloemfontein and surroudings – 082 594 3918
Paul Sebastian Rabiega – Sasolburg/Vaalpark/Roodia surroundings – Problem Reptile Removal (I have a permit) – 083 492 6315

K Z NATAL

Jason Arnold – Durban North – removals – Durban and surrounding areas (24h). Also assist with emergency snake bite info, identification, educational and training talks. e-mail: universalreptiles@gmail.com – 082 745 6375
Dr Jenna Taylor – Country Wide, Snakebite Emergencies – 083 631 4816                                           Byron Zimmerman – Greater Durban (Highway) – 082 894 6783
Dean Boshoff  Durban South (Bluff and surrounds) 072 958 5524
Shawn Sadler – Montclair and surrounds, Queensburgh through to Umbilo – 071 509 5359
Tyrone Ping – La Lucia/Umhlanga/Durban North/Glen Hills/ Westville –  084 492 2542
Darren Richter – Durban north and Umhlanga (Non Venomous) – 082 528 1483
Neville Wolmarans Ballito North Coast.-  082 561 4969
David Hoehler Ballito and Salt Rock. 078 639 8356
Crocworld Conservation Centre Scottburgh, pennington, Umkomaas, Park Rynie, Freeland Park (basically Mid South Coast) 039 976 1103
Martin Rodrigues – Can assist with identification, snake removal – 078 484 1859
Wayne Rawlinson – Mtunzini, Ging, Amathikhulu , Empangeni – 076 732 4499
Dr Christoff Bell –  Sodwana/surrounding area KZNSnakebite emergencies & snake removal, 073 174 0199
Craig Van Rensburg – Lower South Coast KZN (Hibberdene to Port Edward) – 079 298 8911
ZANE BARNARD-Pietermaritzburg ,Hilton,Howick,Crammond,Albert Falls,Richmond,Baynesfield,, Thornville and Natal Midlands(Ashburton, Athlone, Bishopstowe, Bisley, Blackridge, Boughton,Chase) Valley, Cleland,Claridge, Eastwood,Glenwood,Imbali,Lynnefield Park,Lincoln Meade, Montrose, Muswell Hill, Mountain Rise, Northdale, Oak Park, Peacehaven, Pelham, Scottsville, Wembley 082 850 7713 all hours
John Rees –  Pietermaritzburg and surrounds, Snake / reptile removals – 071 856 6568
Roland Friskin – Durban South, Montclair, Woodlands, Woodhaven, Yellowood Park. 076 836 1366

EASTERN CAPE

Brendon Dredge – Grahamstown & surrounding – 072 304 0083
Jo Balmer – Grahamstown and Surrounds – Problem Snake/Wildlife removals – 082 887 0241
Luke Kemp – Grahamstown and Surrounds – Problem Snake/Wildlife removals – 072 105 0156
Fanie Fouche – PORT ALFRED – Nature conservation, collects Bathurst Port Alfred, Ndlambe area – 082 753 1716
Hendrik Fourie – PORT ELIZABETHSnake/Reptile identification and educational talks – 082 431 2758
Garth Watson – JEFFREYS BAY & SURROUNDS (KOUGA)(Snake/Reptile removal & rescue, snake bite assist, identification, educational talks) – 081 399 9257

WESTERN CAPE

J.D. Glinister – Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Natures valley, Crags. Snake removals and identification jamesdeveyg@gmail.com 072 398 7329
Armin du Preez;  George and surrounding areas. 082 563 4921
Gavin Falck – George 083 977 5901
Gerhard Grobbelaar – George 076 777 3909
Andries Cilliers – Mossel bay and surroundings, Albertinia to Grootbrak 084 569 1510
Keenan Poole – Table View & Surroundings, Northern Suburbs – 071 437 4527
Grant Smith – Cape Town, South & CBD – 084 328 1001
Elroy Arendse –  Cape Town, South, CBD, Kuilsriver 082 616 0090 / 082 616 0090
Vard Aman – Cape Town, South & CBD 082 539 4452
Luke Bax – Cape Town, South & CBD 072 364 6507
Marcel Witberg – Northern Suburbs – 082 784 7314
Jaco Uys – Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay – 084 645 8810
Justin Collett – Paarl, Western Cape but can do callouts anywhere in the Boland area – 083 799 8396
Riaan en Juanita Jordaan/ Die Vonds Snake Centre – Paarl, Wellington, Franchoek (Boland) – jordaanj@hotmail.com – 084 662 7495, (021) 869 8309 (021) 869 8309
Tanya Heald – Langebaan, Vredenburg, Saldanha, St. Helena Bay, Velddrif, Hopefield, Jakobsbaai, Shelley Point – 083 700 6377
Wynand Koen – Stellenbosch, Franchoek – 074 104 0308
Barry Ernstzen – Cape Town CBD, Milnerton & surrounding – 083 448 5893
Medicare EMR – Garth Van Zyl 24hrs – Cape Winelands, Franschhoek and surrounds – 074 363 7744

NAMIBIA

Francois Theart – Windhoek – +26 481 290 0343
Brendon Barnard – Otjiwarongo – +26 481 219 4873
Gert Viljoen – Tsumeb +26 481 458 8444
Mario Guterres – Rehoboth and south 081 745 5090, 081 688 8846, 085 288 8846

MALAWI

Gary Brown – Lilongwe Malawi, Removals & Advice +265 999 962 525

SWAZILAND

Thea Litschka-Koen – identification, educational and training talks +26 87 602 5088

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