These Super Grip Snake Tongs were designed by zoo professionals and leaders in the herp field to protect, both, the user and the animal. Testing has determined that extraordinary pressure applied at the grip in a period of excitement should not harm a healthy animal. Unlike the “old style” tongs that exerted extreme pressure in all the wrong places and resulted in many serious injuries to the animal. Made from heavy duty aluminum construction that will provide years of service. They have no exposed cables or springs. The Deluxe Super Grip Tongs are cast iron (hand grip only) and then the upper grip has been dipped in rubber. Both types of tongs weigh less than 2lbs.
The 40″ collapsible Super Grip Snake Tong has the same hand and snake grip as the deluxe version. Please note, the pin that is located near the handle has to be released before attempting to collapse the snake tong. The snake tong will then fold in half making storage easy. To extend the tong simply connect the two center pieces, making sure that the wire is underneath and then insert the pin to hold it together.