SNAKE TALK AT THE ECOLE FRANCAISE DE LUSAKA
On 5 April, we were invited to give two snake awareness presentation to the pupils and teachers at the French School of Lusaka. Apart from photos of some of the common snakes in Zambia, we also brought two live snakes: a Brown House Snake, which children (and those teachers that were brave enough) could touch and a Puff Adder.
It is interesting to notice that there are always, in every group, children that are quite knowledgeable about snakes and some that really like snakes. During these school visits, we ensure children understand that it isn’t possible to identify a dangerous from a non-dangerous snake just by looking at some features.
We also explain wat is safe behaviour in an area with snake around and what to do in snake encounters. And finally, of course, we discuss why it is not only important not to kill snakes, but in fact to conserve them.
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