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About Us

John Mostyn

John has over 12 years experience in the zoological industry specialising in venomous snakes. John was the head of the venom department at the Australian Reptile Park (Gosford) from 2011-2015. He provided the care of venomous snakes including: Tigersnakes, Cobras and Taipans, Eastern Browns and Death Adders, King Brown and Rattlesnakes, Eyelash Vipers and others as well as being in charge of the venom extraction and milking venomous snakes for BioCSL for the production of Antivenoms.

John also worked at Sydney Wildlife World from 2006 -2011 and was Supervisor of the Reptile Department in that time.

John also has been keeping venomous snakes privately for over 20yrs, and has been rescuing venomous snakes for over 18 years.

John developed and runs:

  • venomous snake handling courses, both for the beginner and advanced keepers .
  • catch and release courses for people wishing to obtain their catch and release license.
  • John is a qualified Certificate IV work place trainer and assessor, Certificate III in Captive Animals, Certificate IV Vet Nursing.

    John runs the most UP TO DATE and ADVANCED VENOMOUS SNAKE courses and due to their popularity bookings are essential.

    To date John has trained staff at Major Zoos and Wildlife Parks, as well as wildlife rescue groups and private individuals.

    John is also a member of the MWEA (Mobile Wildlife Educators Association)

    John is licensed by Department of Primary Industries, and is fully insured.

    If you are interested in a course OR hiring JOHN for Snake Handling Shows you can contact him by mobile phone on 0416 922 282

    John is also available for any Media enquiries.


    Phone: 0416 922 282

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