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Boy hospitalised after brown snake bite

Be wary. Brown snakes come in different shades and don’t always even look brown, warn snake handlers. AAP Image/North Queensland Wildlife Care, Trish Prendergast

A nine-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after he was bitten on the finger by a juvenile brown snake in Lennox Head yesterday.

He was rushed to Lismore Base Hospital where he was immediately treated.

The boy was transported in a stable condition by helicopter to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

What to do if you or someone you are with is bitten by a brown snake?

Follow this St Johns Ambulance protocol.

Always keep a roll of elasticised bandage in a handy place in your home or car.


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