Snake hooks are a perfect way of handling a while keeping yourself at a safe distance from the reptile. Using a snake hook is safe and humane for the animal. ‘tailing’ is highly suggested. Tailing is grabbing the snake by the tail when the snake hook is supporting the head and body. Dropping a snake can cause damage to the animal if the user is moving to fast or lifting too high.
A Snake handling hook are ideally used for herping as they are great for flipping over items where snakes may be hiding. While maintaining a safe distance between the user and the animal. A snake handling hook has also been designed to assist those herping with hiking and climbing. As well as being able to pull apart stumps.