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Phil Simmons 29 March 2013 07:51 | Fairbanks, Alaska
I have been in Alaska for a bit over a year and am looking forward to returning to the "lower 48" sometime this year or next. I miss the Mojave Desert in California (but am originally from Seattle, WA
My hope is that you may consider a trip to Eastern Washington State and do a show on the Northern Pacific Rattler. I understand that this snake has a very potent venom. More toxic per unit than the Eastern Diamondback. But this is offset by it's lower yield.
I wish you the best. Stay safe.
Unfortunately, Austin is not filming at this time but he is always on the lookout for new opportunities and appreciates your suggestion.
sayan ghosh mondal 28 March 2013 09:37 | Howrah, West Bengal, India
Hi mr. stevens,
Long ago my uncle was bitten by an indian pit viper and was closed to death.Untill then i was freaked out by snakes.Venomous or not i just dreaded them.But after watching u'r shows i was fascinated.I learned that snakes are not so dreadful after all.I think i am starting to love the snakes.I was completely moved by wathching how much risk u take just to relocate the snakes.But sadly in my neighbourhood poisonous snakes are killed on sight.Also there are many snake bite victims in this area.Peoples here believe that after killing a venomous snake one must burn it, otherwise it will come alive.Do u think it can be true?
Anyway, i thank u from bottom of my heart for u'r efforts.And i can promise u that i will try to convince my people not to kill the snakes unnecessarily.
This is not true - snakes cannot come to life again after being killed. Austin is very proud of you for attempting to prevent unnecessary killing of snakes in your area.
tehlu 27 March 2013 11:27 |
i want o study zoology..and want to work with you, i done work as zoo keeper trainee in zoo...got training in reptiles handling .so please read ma message at you fb page https://www.facebook.com/AustinStevensAdventurer?fref=ts...
plz plz plz....
Austin is not filming at this time so there is no work available. Austin's team is selected by the production companies that produce his series, not by Austin himself, so he would not be in a position to assist you. Sorry we cannot help you further.
tehlu 27 March 2013 09:20 | india
i m just confused with ma career...need to talk to you..check your facebook page inbox. i posted there.(by singh toor)..and help me
Alan 24 March 2013 06:00 | Perth Australia
I see that you once worked at the Tvl Snake Park at Halfway House. From '75 through '77 or so my friend Hilton Bartlett and I were very active snake catchers on the East Rand where we caught significant numbers of Rinkhals (amongst others). We were around 14 to 16 at the time.
The larger ones were usually readily saleable to the Park where we earned R3 per metre. With all of the development happening then they were mostly destined to be killed in the veld in any case so we didn't feel too guilty putting them into captivity.
On one occasion we captured a particularly large one of 4 ft 2 ins. Long. It was exceptionally fat. We were told by the herpetologist we dealt with on selling it that it was the largest Rinkhals in the Park, and we were paid R5 for it!
A few days later on the front page of the Star newspaper there was a small article about a large Rinkhals that had given birth to 45 young!
We wondered if it was " ours" of course.
Also having read this website and learnt that you were employed there I wonder if our paths had crossed then? (When selling the snakes there).
Perhaps you recall the large Rinkhals even?
Love your TV programmes thanks!
Austin says he does recall a large rinkhals which later gave birth at the park and was featured in the Star newspaper. It is most likely you and Austin did cross paths at that time. Austin says, 'Small world for us South Africans to be here in Australia.'
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