Snake on the pants gives council worker a scare

By FRAZER PEARCE

A TUG on the pants while work- ing in long grass turned into a snake-bite emergency for a Rockhampton City Council worker yesterday.

The parks department staff member was using a brush cut- ter to clear tall grass in a river- bank area near the Alexandra (railway) Bridge when he re- ceived a suspected snake bite about 11am.

The man, aged about 40, who did not want to be named, said he felt a "tug, tug'' on his pants and looked around. "(A brown coloured snake) was hanging off my pants,'' he said.

He "cooeed'' to workmates and about six of them raced over to where he was lying and they immediately apply first-aid to the suspected bite area.

Find out what happened next in today's Morning Bulletin.



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