The ninth suspected or confirmed snake bite victim CareFlight Group has airlifted in 12 weeks.
The ninth suspected or confirmed snake bite victim CareFlight Group has airlifted in 12 weeks.

Snake bite victim, 70, felt something run 'across her foot'

A WOMAN in her seventies was in her kitchen in Dulacca 80 kms west of Miles Sunday afternoon when she felt something run across her foot.

She looked down and saw a two metre brown snake which had bitten her on the foot.

It's the ninth suspected or confirmed snake bite victim CareFlight Group has airlifted in 12 weeks.

On September 7, a young teenager riding a trail bike felt a stinging sensation on his leg and thought he saw a snake.

His father took him to hospital, where test results came back positive for a brown snake bite.

The Toowoomba crew airlifted the boy from Millmerran Hospital to Toowoomba Base Hospital in a stable condition.

On October 9, a ten year old boy was airlifted from Warwick Hospital to the Mater Children's Hospital following a snake bite.

Just five days later, a 20 year old woman was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital after a suspected snake bite on Fraser Island.

On October 20, a young boy was bitten by a brown snake in Toowoomba, requiring an urgent RACQ CareFlight Rescue flight to Toowoomba Base Hospital.

On October 27, A young girl was airlifted by RACQ CareFlight Rescue after she was thought to be bitten by a snake at a property at Tara in the Darling Downs region.

A day later, a woman was airlifted after a suspected snake bite on a property north west of Texas.

CareFlight Critical Care Doctors urge people who suspect they have been bitten by a snake to remain calm and limit body movement to prevent the venom spreading.

They should immediately call triple zero and a bandage should be applied to compress the bite, wrapping it tightly around the affected area.


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