Deadly snakes put 50 into hospital

Deadly snakes have bitten more people this summer than any other time in at least a decade, with more than 50 people admitted to hospital.

In January alone, paramedics were called to more than 20 snakebite cases.

New housing estates being built on the edge of bushland and “perfect” weather conditions are blamed for the rise in attacks.

The aggressive eastern brown and wetlands-loving tiger snake are the main culprits, but bites from red-bellied black snakes are also increasing.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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