These cost “value” effective snake tongs are the perfect tool for the “occasional or non-professional user”. The shaft of the tong is constructed from a light weight heavy duty aluminum, with the solid rod linkage ensuring that there are no exposed wires. The 2″ wide jaws are constructed from polymer plastic, which creates a non-slip surface preventing the reptile from escaping. The handle of the tong fits comfortably in your hand. When not in use you can simply lock the jaws in a closed position by flicking the thumb switch on the side of the handle. Available in two lengths 48″ and 60″.