Tributes pour in for snake handler, killed by a taipan

Tributes are pouring in for snake handler, killed by a taipan bite on Sunday night.

Rockhampton snake catcher Wayne Cameron was fatally bitten out on a job at Moores Creek Rd, to collect a coastal taipan that was in a duffle bag.

Close family friend and co-worker Nicole Sloan said he thought the snake had just "grazed" his arm.

READ THAT STORY HERE | Snake catcher did own first aid after bite, died 50mins later


A Rockhampton snake handler has been killed by a Taipan.

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Sunday, April 10, 2016

Brozy1 - The Caves Such sad news, I had the pleasure of meeting Wayne and one of his workers when he removed this beautiful python from our gutter (this is my photo on the front page of the Bully) he was such a top bloke, my condolensces go out his family and friends xoxo  

jenilee - Berserker I've met Wayne when he came around to check my house out for snakes, both he and his wife Jenny are lovely people. They gave me tips how to keep the house clean of these pesky critters. What Nicky Sloan has said - 'he died doing what he loved' would be true. RIP Wayne

Ange Broadstock My heart goes out to his family, work colleagues and friends. How terribly sad.

Bron Macchia Very sad to hear this. Wayne helped us out once, seemed very knowledge. Condolences to Jenny and family.

Kaylaa Spidy ... It's sad that he lost his life while keeping other people

Julie Chloe Such respect for Wayne, Thank you for your service on a few occasions!!!!!!!

Peta Barker Wayne and his family often ed helped us out. So sad. So sorry for the families loss. RIP. Xoxo

Gail Tummon I was sure I only seen him at the shopping fair on Sunday. So sorry for your loss

Nicole Sloan so sad for the lose of a wonderful man and lovely friend! My thoughts are with your family!

Kylie Ann Absolute tragedy my heart goes out to his family - Sonya I think we were very lucky if this is the type of snake we encountered...

Natasha Murphy Sympathies to the family at this sad time.

Kristine Spence So Sad condolences to family and friends.

Fee Welch VERY SAD for Wayne, his family and the community,. What a loss.

Vicky Embryo Oh the poor bugger, condolences to all the family and rip to Wayne.

Kerry Paget Such a lovely man we had the pleasure of meeting. RIP Wayne.

Nicole Irene Neuss Hanlon God bless Wayne I had your name as no 1?your the best about x

Katie Rawkins Condolences Mrs Cameron. He was a lovely and very knowledgable man, so sorry for your loss.

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