They give many people the heebie jeebies, but not this man. Not Snake Bite Jones, pas-sionate animal conservationist and owner of a collection of slithering, crawling creatures that could make grown men tremble.
This popular snake fundi, who did the reptile and bird shows at Ratanga Junction and the Johan-nesburg Zoo, will be presenting two interactive snake and reptile shows each day at the Rand Show, from 6-15 April.
Performing in the Rand Show’s new Animal Kingdom, Snake Bite Jones will introduce you to his menagerie of reptiles, from puff adders and Cape cobras, to pythons and monitor lizards, with a good dose of frogs, scorpions and spiders.
In between the shows, visit Snake Bite Jones’ snake and reptile park, for a thrilling look at some seriously scary snakes and awesome creepy crawlies. Along with boomslangs, snouted cobras and other slithery critters, there’ll be the world’s fastest snake, the black mamba, as well as the world’s most venomous adder, the Gaboon viper. And a new addition to his collection, come and see one of the world’s biggest spiders, the giant bird-eating spider that measures a good 18 centimetres across.
But that’s not the only thrill in store for you at this year’s Rand Show. Be sure to also catch the rest of the Rand Show’s bumper lineup, including masses of lifestyle-related exhibits and great shopping opportunities, to the SANDF displays, free circus performances, the daring feats of Canadian high-divers, the ever-popular SA Chefs Theatre, stunt shows, and the Zulu Kingdom Beachfront Spectacular.
It’s all happening at Nasrec this Easter holiday, from 6-15 April, where a great day out for the whole family is guaranteed.