Suspected King Brown snake bite lands man in hospital

RACQ Careflight helicopter lands on the oval of Mary McKillop Catholic School, at Highfields. Student, Patrick O'Sullivan, was rushed from the school earlier this year, to Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane, after falling 10 metres from an amusement ride. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle
RACQ Careflight helicopter lands on the oval of Mary McKillop Catholic School, at Highfields. Student, Patrick O'Sullivan, was rushed from the school earlier this year, to Mater Children's Hospital in Brisbane, after falling 10 metres from an amusement ride. Photo: Bev Lacey / The Chronicle Bev Lacey

A WARWICK man was last night airlifted to Toowoomba Hospital following a suspected King Brown snake bite.

The 25 year old was flown in the RACQ CareFlight helicopter from Warwick Hospital after he was bitten while working on a property north west of Warwick.

Incredibly the man was able to capture the snake despite being bitten.

"The man presented the snake to us in a bag which will help medical teams confirm whether it was a King Brown snake and determine the appropriate course of treatment," RACQ CareFlight aircrewman Brian Guthrie said.

"He travelled in a stable condition."

Further testing found no traces of venom with the man discharged from hospital soon after.
 


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