Summer Snake Bites!

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
November 28, 2007 11:52pm CST
The summer season for snake bites has begun & there has already been a serious snake bite. This time a 52 year old man was hiking in Queensland & was bitten by a snake. He described it as a "big dark snake." He had to be taken b y helicopter to hospital, & he survived. Sadly, people don't always seek imedtate treatment when bitten by snakes & this is when they die. Most of Australia's snakes are deadly.
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• Australia
29 Nov 07
Tell me about it, I live in Mackay & we get snakes come around when the cane is being cut...I lost a dog 2 years ago to a snake too.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
Yes, dogs find it very hard to survive if bitten by a snake. Their circulatory systems move too quickly.
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• Australia
30 Nov 07
Well then u know what it's like...I lost my dog living in Kuttabul....I now live in Glenella behind the Maggies Sporting Club & we get a handful of snakes every summer
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@KarenO52 (2952)
• United States
29 Nov 07
That guy is lucky he survived. I wouldn't want to go hiking without some kind of protection against snakes, like maybe boots and snake bite kit. Just thinking about getting bit is creepy.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
30 Nov 07
It is also recommended to wear boots when hiking.