LVS is like a huge gravid 4,1 meter female Southern Rock python (Python natalensis).
A snake that has been holding eggs for a long time.Every activity that LVS is involved in can be compared to a single one of these eggs laying inside the body of this big snake.
Manager: Venom Extraction
Manager: Education Department
Anneka van Schoor
Snake Activity Levels
Snake activity level is high between the months of September and march. Be cautious and contact LVS reptile recovery for assistance with unwanted visitors.
South African Snakebite Symposium
In June 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO) categorized snakebite envenomation into the Category A of Neglected tropical diseases. The reclassification will allow access to new funding, paving the way for broader and deeper research, and it should expand the accessibility of antivenoms.
In South Africa, high-risk groups for snakebite envenomations include rural agricultural workers, herders, fishermen, people living in poorly constructed houses and those with limited access to education and healthcare. In these disadvantaged communities, children are often affected whilst sleeping on the floor.