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Woman hospitalised after snake bite

Snake catcher is Codey Rowe, from Gympie Reptile Removal rescues a carpet python after it was run over by a car on Exhibition Rd, Southside, between Gympie South State School and the Showgrounds.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times
Snake catcher is Codey Rowe, from Gympie Reptile Removal rescues a carpet python after it was run over by a car on Exhibition Rd, Southside, between Gympie South State School and the Showgrounds.Photo Patrick Woods / Gympie Times Patrick Woods

A WOMAN in her 70s was taken to Rockhampton Hospital after being bitten by a snake in Riversleigh Dr just before 7pm on Monday night.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said the woman was in a stable condition and asymptomatic when she was transported by paramedics.

Last month an Agnes Water toddler was left with life-threatening injuries after a snake bite.

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Queensland Health advise if a snake bite occurs:

  • Move the patient to a safe location and do not attempt to kill, catch or move the snake
  • Call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance
  • Do not wash the wound
  • Use the pressure-immobilisation technique and
  • Take the patient to the nearest hospital's emergency department
  • For more, visit health.qld.gov.au


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