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