If you are an avid hiker or visitor planning to explore the beautiful fynbos trails in Hermanus then this useful article by TravelGround.com is a must read. The chances of you running into one of these are slim but you know what they say “chance favours the prepared mind.” Familiarise yourself with the five ophidi that could pose a danger to you by clicking here.
As summer and extreme heat conditions approach, snakes sometimes seek refuge in urban areas and so pose a threat to pets and humans. Your pets are more likely to get bitten than you actually suffering a snakebite at home. While the chances of you encountering a snake while hiking are slim it is always a good idea to keep the numbers below on hand just in case of an emergency.
For snake removals in Hermanus & Overstrand areas
Andre Neethling – 082 425 0456
Jonathan Powers – 082 352 6000
Cape Nature: 028- 314 0062
Pet snake bite emergency numbers
Bergview Veterinary Hospital – 028 3121390
Hermanus Animal Hospital 24 hr service – 028 3123065
Onrus Veterinary Clinic – 028 3163415