Poll: Stump Ripper Vs Snake Hook

The last poll on our site asked which snake-handling equipment you prefer, Stump Ripper or Snake Hook. The results were split 50/50. I can see the benefit of both instruments. I personally own a FurMont Reptile Hooks “The Stump Ripper” made by Fuhrman Diversified, Inc. which I’ve had for eight years. I have a stump ripper instead of a snake hook because I find it more useful in the field since I can turn over rocks and logs with it and keep my hands out of places where venomous snakes might take refuge. However, when I’m handling snakes indoors, say in a lab, I use a snake hook. I find it’s easier to maneuver a snake with a hook compared to the stump ripper but I’ll never give up my stump ripper.  🙂

Sara using “The Stump Ripper” to roll a log


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Sara Viernum

Author: Sara Viernum

Sara is a wildlife biologist and herpetologist with over 15 years experience. She started this blog in June 2011 as a way to share and promote information about herps. Gotta question or comment for Sara? Email her at sara[at]wanderingherpetologist.com

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