Essential Snake Bite First Response

15th May 2021, 9am to 11am. Presented by Jonathan Leeming

Date 15th May 2021

Time 9am to 11am

Location Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Bookings This event is limited to 40 participants due to Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.

  • Adults ( Under 65 years of age) R140
  • Pensioners (65 years and wiser) R110
  • Children (12 years and younger) R80

Bookings online. Places are limited so please book early to avoid missing out on this event. 


This Essential Snake Bite First Response Presentation provides a structured framework that provides the understanding and knowledge that will greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a snake, and provide the ability to create the best possible outcome, should a snake bite occur in both humans and pets. 

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where venomous animals occur.
  • Zone risk assessment.
  • Medically important snakes 
  • Common harmless snakes. 
  • Venom.
  • Envenomation.
  • Antivenom.
  • Responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

This framework of understanding can be applied anytime and anywhere, does not require any special equipment. Participants get access to exclusive snake bite online resources that will help them implement what they learn. Developed and presented by Jonathan Leeming.

Participants get exclusive free snakebite first response resources which will enable them to implement what they learn during the presentation.


  • Prepare for a snakebite emergency. 
  • Greatly reduce the risk of being bitten by a snake.
  • Understand where snakes can be found and why.
  • Identify medically important snakes.
  • React to an encounter with a snake in the correct manner. 
  • Respond competently in case of a snakebite.  

This event is suitable for all ages. Consists of a 1.5 hour lecture and 30 minute question and answer session.

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Jonathan Leeming

Jonathan Leeming is a best selling author, international speaker and award winning conservationist. He as written 9 books (Scorpions of southern Africa, Scorpions of Sabi Sands, Spider & Scorpion Risk Assessment, Venomous Animal General Awareness, Risk Assessment & First Aid, Antivenom Management, General Awareness, First Aid Guide To Spider Bites & Scorpion Stings). 

He consults for the Poison Information Helpline, various organisations and speaks at medical conferences on the subject of envenomation.  Jonathan brings a fresh and unique insight into the subject of venomous animals and their bites and stings.

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