Wildlife adventurer, Dingo Dinkelman, goes in search of the 7 Deadliest Snakes to Handle in his latest series

Wildlife adventurer, Dingo Dinkelman, goes in search of the 7 Deadliest Snakes to Handle in his latest series

For South African YouTube sensation, Dingo Dinkelman, handling some of the planet’s most dangerous creatures is an important part of his conservation efforts. And he’s not shying away from any life-threatening challenges with his latest YouTube series, ‘7 Deadliest Snakes to Handle’, with a new episode released every Friday from 8 October through to 19 November.


“There are many species of snakes throughout the world that are incredibly dangerous to work, and right now I’m searching for the species that is the most dangerous and deadly,” explained Dingo, who has just survived spending five nights in the ‘Cage of Death’ sleeping alongside 16 of the world’s most dangerous animals.


“Although these snakes can be dangerous for professionals to handle, they don’t intend humans any harm when left alone. Through these series, I hope viewers will learn more about the different snake species, their unique personalities and characteristics, and maybe make some sort of connection with the natural world. The more we know, the less we fear and the better chance we have of all living harmoniously with these incredible creatures.”


Dingo will be counting down the 7 Deadliest Snakes to Handle with an episode released every Friday from 8 October, finishing with the world’s deadliest snakes to handle on Friday, 19 November. For each species he encounters, Dingo provides a rating based on the following three factors:


1. The snake’s venom toxicity.

2. The personality or temperament of the snake.

3. Dingo’s Box Test – how hard it is to capture the snake.


To kick of the series, Dingo had to box a bushmaster – the longest viper species in the world which comes all the way from South America. There are three species of bushmaster snakes and Dingo was tasked with handling the wily black-headed bushmaster for episode one. With its concoction of fatal venom, its volatile switch, tremendously long fangs and strike, Dingo had his hands full with this one! Check out the first video and find out Dingo’s rating at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8sZSPQOVLg.


The series finale, which is set to feature the #1 deadliest snake to handle, will be shot on location at Crocworld Conservation Centre on the KZN South Coast. This incredible facility – which offers educational talks and demonstrations, rehabilitation for wildlife and has a successful breeding programme – is also home to some of the planet’s most dangerous reptiles. Find out which is considered the deadliest by watching Dingo’s 7 Deadliest Snakes to Handle on the Dingo Dinkelman YouTube Channel every Friday.


For more videos and adventures, check out the YouTube channel, follow Dingo on Facebook at @dingodinkelman, on Instagram at Dingo Dinkelman or visit www.dingowild.com. Dingo Dinkelman is proudly sponsored by Toyota and North Face.


*Note to audiences

Dingo and his crew are trained professionals and have extensive experience handling deadly animals. Anyone who comes across a dangerous snake must call a professional for assistance. Audiences are discouraged from re-enacting or re-creating any animal encounters undertaken by Dingo and his team