Tiger Giving Day is over, but you can still give to the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment here.
Human-snake conflicts have existed for millennia. Snakes seem to capture the public’s imagination through a combination of fear and fascination, and thus, requests for snake relocation rather than extermination have become increasingly common.
In response, our Tiger Giving Day project is to provide free venomous-snake safety and handling workshops for first responders, Extension personnel and community members. We want those likely to respond to your calls to be as prepared as possible.
Although similar courses already exist, many suffer from insufficient instruction or are cost-prohibitive.
With your help, we will be able to offer workshops to 100 participants across the state for free as a public service. Funds raised will enable us to develop a proper certification curriculum and purchase safety equipment such as snake tongs, hooks and secure, screw-top buckets for use in training.
Proper handling of venomous snakes reduces bites, which are painful, costly to treat and sometimes deadly. The training and certification earned by participants in these workshops will allow for the humane relocation of venomous snakes while creating a safer environment for your family and pets. Please consider supporting our Tiger Giving Day project, and thank you for your time and interest.