JUST THE FAQS

DO YOU DO PRESENTATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC?

Yes! We love giving public presentations to people of all ages. Community groups, fire departments, first responders, schools, and neighbourhood organizations frequently book us. 

Presentations can be tailored for specific audiences and work environments, ensuring the information relevant and the content engaging. Presentations usually last about two hours, but we can adapt them to be shorter or longer depending on the size and needs of the audience.

WHY DO YOU LIKE SNAKES SO MUCH?

Honestly, we love ALL the animals we share our prairie habitat with. But it is pretty amazing that rattlesnakes can survive our long, cold winters in Canada. And someone has to like the creepy crawlies that most people don't want around! 
We are fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, home to some of the most unique plants and animals known to man. Reducing human-animal conflict keeps people and pets safe, and helps conserve animals and habitat.

BUT CANADIAN RATTLESNAKES AREN'T DANGEROUS ANYWAY, RIGHT?

Actually, that's a myth. The prairie rattlesnake is the only species found in Saskatchewan and Alberta, and its range extends into northern Mexico. It's a large, heavy-bodied species, and it is capable of causing severe injury or death. Quick treatment with antivenom will prevent most serious complications.
Oh, and did you know Alberta doesn't have any brown recluse spiders? That's just a myth. In fact, the legend is widespread across North America. In reality, only a handful of states are home to the little brown spider, but spider bites are misdiagnosed throughout the continent. Psychologists have even written papers about the brown recluse myth phenomenon.

MY INDUSTRIAL PROJECT ALREADY HAS ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORS. WHY DO I NEED YOU, TOO?

Snakes on a Plain is permitted by Alberta Environment and Parks to legally, safely and responsibly handle and relocate rattlesnakes when necessary. We are available for environmental monitoring, but we specialize in snake species at risk. Ensuring you have an adequate snake protection plan can save you time and money before you realize you have a problem.
Snakes on a Plain can create a work flow plan for your site that will reduce the chance of encounters. We also provide continuous on-site snake management and training to prevent rattlesnake mortalities before they happen. Keep your site open and your project on time by hiring Alberta's rattlesnake experts.