Blouberg Snake Rescue Campaign
- By: Willem Van Zyl
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/blouberg-snake-rescue-campaign
My name is Willem, I capture & relocate snakes from people's homes and educate both the local community and my online viewers about these ecologically important (but often misunderstood) animals.
With almost every snake I rescue, I create an educational video that's uploaded to my YouTube channel and Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/BloubergSnakeRescue.
Most of my callouts are free since often the callers can't afford to pay me anything, but even in cases where I do charge a fee this just barely covers my fuel expenses and doesn't come close to covering the cost of my equipment, training, and time. For example, last year I drove a total of 9000 kilometers to attend to callouts, and I spent upwards of 50 hours a month on capturing & releasing snakes, photographing them, creating informational videos, doing snake safety talks, and answering community questions.
I'd love to create even better videos, do more talks, and help more people, but it would be unfeasible to do so out of my own pocket.
The best way for me to fund this endeavour (and an easy way for you to contribute to nature conservation!) would be by collecting small contributions from a large number of fans.
If this campaign is successful I'll be able to upgrade my equipment so I can make better video & photo content, get new snake handling tools, and cover the cost of my fuel to and from callouts.
By contributing you can help me save these beautiful animals!