NOT FURRY OR FRIENDLY: Keep on the lookout for snakes! Photo: Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher.
NOT FURRY OR FRIENDLY: Keep on the lookout for snakes! Photo: Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher.

Maryvale man rushed to hospital with snake bite

A MAN in his 70s was rushed to Warwick Hospital on Tuesday night after a snake bit him on the arm.

The Maryvale man remained in hospital in a stable condition on Wednesday, according to a spokeswoman for the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service.

The news comes after a Toowoomba man died of a brown snake bite on his Vale View property on January 10.

Snake catcher Anthony Adams said there is a growing number of call-outs for snake removals on the Southern Downs.

“It’s definitely a busy time for snakes but it’s just that time of the year and the weather,” Mr Adams said.

If a snake is spotted it’s best to seek professional help.

“Don’t try and remove it yourself, you are more likely to get bitten by interfering with it,” he said.

“They get back up and stirred up if you try and do it.

“Just keep an eye on it while you wait for assistance.”

If you need a snake removed, contact Mr Adams on 0411 193 164.



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