It is believed Mr Jenkins was handling some snakes for a display when he was bitten about 12.15pm, but paramedics were initially unsure whether his illness was the result of a snake bite or another medical condition.
“We were given advice that it was a snake bite, and we landed at Bundaberg Base Hospital on the way to Childers to pick up some anti-venene,” AGL Action Rescue helicopter pilot Dennis Branch said.
A few minutes later, the helicopter landed in the car park of the reptile park, in Lucketts Road, Childers, where 54-year-old Mr Jenkins was being treated by paramedics from Childers and Howard.
“They thought it might have been a medical condition or a snake bite initially, it wasn’t clear,” Mr Branch said.
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