Cape Town Metro Snake Survey

by | Last updated Dec 31, 2013

Do you live in or ever visit Cape Town? cape_town_metro_map

Do snakes interest or worry you?

Do you like to spend time outdoors?

Have you ever wondered how often snakes are encountered or people are bitten by them?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then please get involved at complete this short survey by clicking here

The survey is aimed at any person who lives in, has lived in, or visits Cape Town on a regular basis – and especially those that spend time in natural areas such as nature reserves.

It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes to complete: Click on this link to start the short survey now:

Even if you have never seen a snake or hardly ever visit nature reserves or natural areas, we need your information too! You never know when you encounter a snake – I collected an exotic scarlet kingsnake today from a housing complex in Diep River and inspected a property for a Cape cobra in Tableview. Even in residential areas there is still a chance of snake encounters – this survey applies to all Capetonians.

The aim of the study is to try and get a better understanding of a number of snake issues, such as; the frequency of snakebite, the frequency of snake encounters and whether or not using public records is a viable way of keeping track of snake populations and distributions within the Cape Town Metropolitan Area.

The survey is completely confidential. You do not have to enter any personal details so your answers will remain completely anonymous.

Click here to start the survey now.

If you would like to find out the results of the survey please sign up to our newsletter to stay informed.

Thanks for taking part!


p.s The cut-off date for survey submissions is on the  1st of November 2013 – the survey will take you and your friends less than 10 minutes to complete. Don’t forget to share it with your friends!



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