How to Make Snake Tongs


You can purchase already made snake tongs from several different companies online but it is possible to make your own homemade snake tongs using a golf club. Keep in mind that the weight capacity is minimal, so this type of device is not suggested for handling large snakes. It is ideal for small to medium-sized snakes only.

Use a driver golf club for the shaft.
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Things You'll Need

  • Small piece of rubber hose
  • Driver golf club
  • Ax or small hatchet
  • L-shaped or C-shaped rafter hook
  • Ruler or measuring tape
Step 1

Purchase a driver golf club from any retailer, thrift store or yard sale. Select one that is in excellent condition and not bent or damaged.

A golf club gives adequate distance reach.
playing golf image by Joann Cooper from
Step 2

Purchase a small piece of rubber hose from your hardware store along with an L-shaped or C-shaped rafter hook. Rafter hooks are generally used to hang bicycles but have a threaded screw.

L-shaped and C-shaped rafter hooks
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Step 3

Using your ax or hatchet, chop off the head of the golf club and discard. You will not need the head of the golf club, just the shaft.

Short-handled ax is ideal for cutting a golf club.
hatchet in a green grass image by Ivo Velinov from
Step 4

Measure the thread of the rafter hook and cut the length of your rubber hose to equal the length of the thread.

Measure your rubber hose.
ruler image by Oleg Kapustin from
Step 5

Cut the rubber hose on one side lengthwise to aid in fitting. Slide the rubber hose into the open end of the golf club leaving about 5 mm of the rubber hose sticking out. Screw the rafter hook thread into the rubber hose end of your golf club.

Use a small garden hose.
Outside Hose image by Janet Wall from

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Tips & Warnings

  • If there is not a tight fit for your rafter hook, use JB Weld to strength the grip.


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