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Date: 1st February 2020

Venue: Utopia Nature Estate, Buffelsport

Join author, conservationist and speaker, Jonathan Leeming for 4 hour seminar on venomous animal bites and stings. This seminar is ideal for anyone concerned about snake bite, spider bite, scorpion stings, bee & wasp stings, centipede bites, sting ray and stonefish stings, jellyfish stings.

In this seminar, Jonathan will cover the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the first responder.
  • 4 Principles of living or working where venomous animals occur.
  • Zone risk assessment.
  • Introduction to venomous animals.
  • Snakes and snake bite and responding to an emergency.
  • Spiders and spider bites and responding to an emergency.
  • Scorpions and scorpion stings and responding to an emergency.
  • Bee & wasps and their stings and responding to an emergency.
  • Centipedes and centipede bites and responding to an emergency.
  • Aquatic vertebrates and their envenomation and responding to an emergency.
  • Aquatic invertebrates and their envenomation and responding to an emergency.
  • Emergency Response Plan.

The First Responder to is essential for:

  • Field guides and lodge staff.
  • Wildlife estate residents.
  • Hunters.
  • Hikers.
  • Outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Anyone concerned about venomous animals.


  • Venomous animal awareness posters.
  • Emergency protocols.
  • Emergency response plan template.

For more information visit http://www.scorpions.co.za/pages/first-responder/

Jonathan Leeming is a unique individual. Born in England in 1970, he was fortunate to have been bought up in a family who encouraged an understanding and appreciation of all aspects of the natural world. Fascinated by those creatures that bite and sting, his journey through a world that so many fear yet few understand began. In 2003, he wrote Scorpions of southern Africa, which gave him the leverage and a platform to be seen and heard. Jonathan quickly became the venomous animal go-to-guy. He has written 9 books, spoken in 11 countries on subject such as antivenom management, snakebite, scorpion stings, spider bite, risk assessment and first aid.

When and where?

Utopia Nature Estate
Portion 3
Buffelspoort Rd
South Africa

Sat 01 Feb 2020 at 9:00 AM (SAST)
Sat 01 Feb 2020 at 1:00 PM (SAST)

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