Upon completing high school, he consulted with the Hoedspruit Reptile Centre (then called Khamai Reptile Centre) about his interest in reptiles, mostly snakes. The center acknowledged his passion for reptiles and took him in as a volunteer. During his time at the centre, he was at the mercy of the most experienced reptile handlers in the centre, who fortified his knowledge about the behavior, temperaments, endemicity and attitude of different types of snakes and other reptiles. This made him a reliable person to feed with regards to knowledge of reptiles within his community thus correcting some of the myths his grandparents had taught him from a young age.
A year later, he was contracted for 3 months as an employee where he engaged with clients, providing valuable information on the different types of species the center thus providing hope for the future of the reptile world.
His dedication to his work was acknowledged by the centre and was later given a permanent post as a reptile handler. To date, Silence lives out his dream, handling reptiles and rescuing snakes when they are in conflict with humans.