VISITORS to the Wimmera Machinery Field Days can learn all about venomous snakes and reptiles.
Black Snake Productions will return to the event for its eighth year and have live shows each day.
The company’s Michael Alexander said they were looking forward to the field days.
“We love it – it’s always a great event,” he said.
“We like to have our venomous snake pit and teach people awareness of snakes.
“We also talk about first aid.
“We’ve received lots of good feedback in the past and it’s great to see someone we’ve talked to come back with a different perspective.”
Mr Alexander said many people had the wrong idea about snakes.
“Lots of people just want to kill every snake they see, but after listening to our presentations, they realise that snakes are not out to get them,” he said.
“Snakes can also be important, especially controlling rodents – after the mice plague in the region in winter, snakes would have been pretty busy.
“It’s great to be able to get people out of old mentalities.”
Mr Alexander said the crew would bring a range of animals to the field days, and set up the day before.
“We work closely with the Halls Gap Zoo too and we get along really well with the guys organising the field days, so it’s great to get up to Horsham and see some friends,” he said.
“The caravan park put up with us and all our animals every year too.”
Black Snake Productions will present three shows a day in the livestock block.