The M1 tong is in the same design as the ever popular Gentle Giant Tongs, 40" long with a much narrower plate, these flat plates are designed to gently grab the snake from difficult to reach or dangerous places. The narrow plate means places such as filing cabinets, fridges and other narrow gaps are no longer a good hiding place for a snake. Made with the high quality demanded by Midwest Tongs, crafted with aircraft aluminium, these long lasting tools will be a great addition to your kit! Made for the most humane handling of snakes! triple rubber coated top jaw creates drag on top of the snakes body for secure holding lower jaw is polished which creates a smooth surface, reducing snakes ability of forward motion constructed of blue aircraft grade aluminum tubing featuring a concealed (non visible) stainless steel cable and spring Most other designs are modified rubbish tongs, and can cause huge amounts of injury to the animal. These tongs have been assessed by 2 Animal Ethics Committee's and approved as a method of snake control.