information on visits to the sanctuary are on the "Sanctuary" page
Yes, we have public liability insurance
As an Equity member Sue has public liability and is licensed to take the snakes out in the public, there is a risk assessment document available for institutional events. I am also fully CRB checked.
Sue has quite a number of snakes in her care, to exercise and socialise this amount of snakes, alone, is a daunting task, without help; the snakes seem to enjoy their outings, escaping from the confines of their vivaria to meet and socialise with people is better than being totally confined.
All snakes have their own personalities, they all handle different situations their own way. When they are used to certain situations nothing bothers them so long as they know and feel secure that their handler/friend is around. Sue has personally found that the only smoke they do not like is Dried Ice.
No, all of Sue's snakes have their own teeth for eating with, none are venomous.
Snakes, like any captive animal, get to know their keeper. Besides, people are far to big to be prey items. (Sue would have a job to get her snake home if she was inside it!).
Most of her dancing is performed around the basket, she takes the snake out only at the end of the performance and the movements she makes whilst holding the snake are carefully executed so as not to upset him/her.
All the snakes in Sue's care were born in the UK. The so called wild is quickly being taken over by human habitation; there are more Boa Constrictors in captivity than in the wild and incidentally, some species of the island Boas are extinct in the wild, but are being kept in captivity, hopefully until there is once more, some space for them to live in the wild. The rainforest where Boas live is being logged, without care of what animals are made homeless or killed. Sue would love to let them go if someone gave her the option and if she knew they would be safe from uncaring humans. In the meantime her most pressing project is to make the snake sanctuary as comfortable and interesting as possible for them.
This is a list of the questions we are regularly asked about snakes. If you are interested in booking Sue and her snakes for an event, please use the contact page.