UKZN Extended Learning invited Nick Evans to educate employees about snakes

1st February 2018

Cole Rose

– by Noluthando Makhaza

It is said that knowledge is power and indeed UKZN Extended Learning recently empowered their employees by offering an hour-long session about the do’s and don’ts when encountering snakes.

Nick Evans – the founder of KZN Amphibian & Reptile Conservation gave an insightful and entertaining presentation that included:

  • The common snake myths in our communities
  • The impacts/non-impacts of repellents commonly used to keep snakes away
  • The importance of snakes in the ecosystem
  • The types of animals that feed on snakes
  • What to do when you see a snake
  • What to do when bitten by a snake

Nick also brought along three different snakes for a live demonstration.

UEL employees were well informed by the presentation and feel equipped to apply this knowledge in future.