Blue Mountains Reptile Awareness provide a variety of formats in their educational shows depending on the needs of each client. Neville believes however, that his greatest skills lie in the area of the predominantly venomous shows that he presents in an approved mobile pit that can be set up either indoors or outside in a suitable flat area. For country areas particularly, where people on the land are more likely to encounter snakes than most city dwellers, Neville concentrates on the safe avoidance of snake encounters and how to react if this situation arises.
the handling of the most venomous species, Neville proves to the
audience that snakes are defensive not aggressive. First aid for
venomous snake bite is demonstrated and discussed and the attending
public gets to see the way in which various venomous species react to
human intrusion. The shows are both educational and entertaining for
all ages and have great authenticity being based on many years of hands
on experience with reptiles both in the wild and in captive conditions.
Many myths and fallacies are dealt with and anecdotes of
Some of the Agricultural Shows that Neville has appeared at in the last couple of years include;
Winter Magic Festival
Windellama Field Days
Albion Park Show
Morisset Community Festival
St. Mary’s Festival
The Rock Show
Neville also presents displays at Ettalong Markets, Belgennie Farm at Camden, Camden Environmental Centre, and on behalf of Wingecaribee Council at special environment days. He has appeared at special open days on behalf of several Petbarn stores, Dickies Bird Shop, Singleton, Berkshire Park Bird Farm and regularly presents displays for medical students from Canberra, Sydney and Wollongong Universities. Other venues include schools, pre-schools shopping centres and corporate events.
Simon Marnie from Sydney Radio ABC702 talking with Snake-Handling expert Neville Burns, introducing a well-received
character to the live broadcast of his radio show at the 2007 Winter Magic Festival Katoomba.
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