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|Cape Nature - Snakes & Spiders Description
Cape Nature is an integeral part of the lifestyle here and as such has management resource , guidance and laws protecting many species in place. There is an extremely good awareness and respect amongst locals for the Cape nature environment which can only be positive for the future. For information on Cape Nature, Biodiversity Conservation,Nature Reserves, Activities and much more .....
Please visit - www.capenature.org.za
PGWC Shared Services Centre
corner Bosduif and Volstruis Streets
Telephone - 0027 (0) 21 483 0000
OTHER CAPE NATURE CONTACT NUMBERS - 021 426 0723 or 021 423 9611
VENOMOUS SNAKES - INFORMATION & MEDICAL
For comprehensive details on venomous snakes within the Cape Town Peninsula, key points and medical information please click - HERE
VENOMOUS SPIDERS - INFORMATION & MEDICAL
For comprehensive details on venomous spiders, key points and medical information, please click - HERE
South Africa has itís fair share of nasties here are the top 5:
The Puff Adder: Short, fat, lazy and venomous, will let you stand right on its belly, then give you a whack in the leg.
The Black Mamba, 2nd biggest venomous snake in the world and the fastest moving! Hyper toxic and aggressive.
The Cape Cobra, Twitchy venomous and abundant, the most poisonous cobra in Africa.
The Button Spider, AKA Black Widow all are poisonous, but the one with the red markings on the bum can be deadly.
Parabuthus Granulatus, scorpion, Thin pincers, thick tail. The baddest scorpion on Earth and definitely not a lobster.
In my excursions I have bumped into a few Puff adders, Button spiders and two or three scorpions. Puff Adders, which I am told are the worst as they have no control over the amount of venom the deliver, so you get itís full attention so to speak.
THE THING IS PLAY SAFE AND DO NOT PICK ANYTHING UP AT ALL. ------ IF YOU ARE BITTEN SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATLY.
IF YOU ARE BITTEN BY THE TOP 5 ABOVE GET TO A HOSPITAL VERY QUICKLY -- WITHIN 30 -45 MINS FOR TREATMENT
DONT HAVE NIGHTMARES - IN THE MAIN AND FOR MOST TIMES YOU WILL NOT ENCOUNTER THESE CREATURES - BE ALERT THOUGH.
POISON CENTRES -------- ADVICE ON SNAKE,SPIDER & INSECT BITES.
Poisons Information Centre
Department of Pharmacology
University of the Free State
P.O. Box 339 (G6)
Telephone: +27 51 405 3090
Emergency telephone: +27 51 444 2134
Fax: +27 51 444 1523
Poisons Information Centre, Department of Paediatrics
Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital
Cape Town 7700
Telephone: +27 21 658 5308
Emergency telephone: +27 21 689 5227
Fax: +27 21 650 4492
Tygerberg - Cape Town Notrhern suburb
Tygerberg Pharmacology and Toxicology Consultation Centre
Department of Pharmacology
University of Stellenbosch Medical School
P.O. Box 19063
Tygerberg 7505 Cape Town
Director: Dr G.J. Muller
Telephone: +27 21 938 9596 or 938 6084 (office hours)
Emergency telephone: +27 21 931 6129 (24 hours)
Fax: +27 21 931 7810