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Jenna from Pueblo writes

Are the Tomahawk 315 42 Standard Snake Tongs humane?

Hello, I am looking to get my brother some snake tongs for Christmas. He is a nature photographer who handles rattle snakes often and even poses them for pictures (so he is not scared of them) but has admitted that sometimes snake tongs would come in handy when trying to handle them. He needs some that are gentle and humane, is there any snake tongs that would not hurt the snake? Also some of the snakes are quit large and I don't know if the size of the snake would make a difference in the tongs as well. Any advice would be appreciated, Thank You.


You could certainly use the 315 42" Standard Snake Tongs for that purpose. They are a great humane way to handle snakes. If the snakes will be continually quite large you might want to look at the Tomahawk 42 In. Deluxe Snake Tong - Model 415S or the Tomahawk 315NE 42 Nylon Extreme Grip Tong. Both of which are still humane, but designed to hold larger snakes, or have extra gripping power.

Answer last updated on: 12/12/2016

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