CANDIDATE LESSON - Tunnelsnake trapping
Entered by: ArolosBoD
Date: 2005-01-14 Relevant to: Arolos
Summary: At least one of your sessions per week will be tunnel snake trapping and hunting. " Tiella announced holding up a pronged stick. "In the stores, there are many traps set for the pernicious vermin and you will be expected to clear them, reset them and dispose of the bodies into one of the cesspits. In the snap traps the tunnelsnake will mostly be dead. Remember to re-bait the trap as you pull it up to reset it. Now these" and she held up the long pronged stick, "Are for helping with the slip snares. They are the loop snares that tighten around the tunnelsnake's neck and holds the snake there. The tunnelsnakes in these snares are frequently alive- ALWAYS poke them to see if they are before loosening the snare. If they ARE alive, pin them with the prongs and then dispatch them with your knife where the head joins the rest of the body. Wait until they stop wriggling before you clear the trap and wear thick gloves. Once again reset and bait. If you get bitten even a scratch go immediately to the infirmary. They have medicines to minimize the effects of the venom that some have... the common ones are non poisonous, however they can still give a nasty bite so watch it. You are to go in pairs when hunting tunnelsnakes so choose a partner and got to your assigned sections. Okay? Got you gear? Then off you go!"
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