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Re: snake bite

Postby trekker76 » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 6:53 pm

I nearly trod on a red bellied black about 3 hours ago. Walking along, enjoying a break in the trees to look at the sky, looked down and the snake was exiting the path where I was about to tread. I think a lot of bites are avoided because the snakes are paying more attention than the hiker. :)
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Re: snake bite

Postby Hughmac » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 6:28 pm

Had a little nap after lunch in the Nattai recently, laying down with my head propped on one log and my feet on another. Woke up and started packing up, when I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. Looking up there was a brown snake gliding by about 3 metres away. Was a little disconcerting.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 8:58 am

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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 3:17 pm

Not a bite as such but scary just the same.
Be interested to hear how long the reptile is?
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-11/s ... n/10364446
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Re: snake bite

Postby ofuros » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 5:27 pm

Cairns Post...2.7m scrub python...a very lucky escape. :shock:
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sat 27 Oct, 2018 10:21 am

Story from ABC about snake bite.
I have caught a couple of tigers & 4 copperheads so far this month
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https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-27/ ... a/10428190
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Mon 12 Nov, 2018 4:12 pm

From Vigilante News Facebook page.
Ambulance Tasmania are attending a Bagdad petrol station to treat a man who was bitten by a snake around 6.00pm Sunday 11th November
Nothing further to add from the Mercury newspaper.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 12:08 pm

From ABC

Farmer Luke Bartlett was walking through his property in Goulburn, NSW, about two weeks ago when he was bitten twice on the foot by a tiger snake, but the symptoms that set in affected him from head to toe.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11- ... e/10551496
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Re: snake bite

Postby rcaffin » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 5:23 pm

Cairns Post...2.7m scrub python...a very lucky escape.

To the best of my knowledge, pythons are not venomous. Big maybe, but not that big...

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Re: snake bite

Postby ofuros » Sun 25 Nov, 2018 6:41 pm

All i meant was, they're stronger than they look, all muscle...even in the smaller sizes.
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Re: snake bite

Postby CraigVIC » Tue 27 Nov, 2018 5:47 pm

Short article listing deaths caused by animals in Australia 08-17.

Sharks 26, snakes 23, dogs 22.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11- ... s/10534786
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Wed 28 Nov, 2018 7:03 pm

Possibly a dry or non venomous bite
From ABC

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/ ... g/10561230
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sun 30 Dec, 2018 9:25 pm

From Vigilante news.
Ambulance Tasmania crew was deployed to Reedy Marsh yesterday afternoon in relation to a suspected snake bite on a young child.

(There has been no further information, I will edit if there is).

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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sun 30 Dec, 2018 9:35 pm

An article from the Advocate newspaper.
Brisbane snake risk
People in Queenslands capital are more likely to suffer a snakebite than their country cousins. According to figures released from Queensland ambulance Brisbaneites are more likely to be bitten than residents in the outback. A total of 156 people were bitten by venomous snakes across Brisbane region in the past 12 months to November 18 this year.
Outback regions such as the north west area had 11 cases and the south west just 4 cases.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Avatar » Mon 31 Dec, 2018 11:57 am

Age article discussing 2 snake bite fatalities and the debate over what constitutes sufficient Tiger snake antivenom dosage.

https://www.theage.com.au/healthcare/is ... 50ou8.html
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Sat 05 Jan, 2019 5:07 pm

From Brisbane Times

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politi ... 50pqz.html

Three people have been bitten by snakes in Queensland in less than six hours overnight, with the state experiencing a surge in bites.

Two men in their 70s and a teenage girl were all taken to hospital in stable conditions for the bites, that occurred in the north and south of the state on Friday night.

Warmer weather and housing development in rural areas are likely contributors to the increase in bite victims, experts say.
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Re: snake bite

Postby wildwanderer » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 10:13 am

Is a good discussion on snake bite first aid in a thread in the equipment forum. some of the common assumptions are being tested. Unfortunatly it seems the commond advice of apply a pressure bandage has several variables and treatment pathways. and not all reputable medical organisations agree on the best treatment.

Start from this post onwards (more discussion on next page of the thread. viewtopic.php?f=58&t=28943#p365539
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Re: snake bite

Postby Neo » Sun 06 Jan, 2019 2:48 pm

CraigVIC wrote:Short article listing deaths caused by animals in Australia 08-17.

Sharks 26, snakes 23, dogs 22.

https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11- ... s/10534786


This statistic should be included in the next shark-scare news report!
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Wed 23 Jan, 2019 5:47 pm

From Vigilante news
Ambulance Tasmania are attending a property at Frankford Highway, Glengarry on reports of a snake bite victim.
No further information at this stage
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Thu 31 Jan, 2019 3:53 pm

From Vigilante news
Ambulance Tasmania are attending two patients with possible snake bites. One at Mornington and the other at Huonville.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Mon 11 Feb, 2019 7:22 pm

From Vigilante news

Ambulance Tasmania/Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to Hazards Beach, Freycenet with a suspected snake bite victim, a young male stepped onto the snake & was bitten on the foot.
Another helicopter medivac earlier in the day from Bruny Island was also a suspected snake bite.
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Re: snake bite

Postby matagi » Tue 12 Feb, 2019 7:50 pm

I stepped on a snake on the Three Capes Track week before last Only knew I'd done it because my husband told me. It slithered off into the bush apparently unharmed - small skinny brown thing, so I'm guessing white-lipped snake.
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Re: snake bite

Postby Overlandman » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 3:03 pm

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