Summary

Snake catching stick, c1920. Snake catching sticks were used by CSL for safely gripping snake at back of head to catch it for milking venom. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd., Parkville, Victoria.

Physical Description

Wooden rod with wooden handle jutting at right angles, and metal trigger. metal rod spring tensioned running along handle. Handle end has trigger release mechanism. Catching end has jaws made of looped metal which snap shut.

Significance

Example of equipment used at CSL for antivenom work

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