Reading the comments he was well liked and did his job well.
Sympathy to friends and family.
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A QUEENSLAND snake catcher with a “heart of gold” has died after being bitten on the job.
Wayne Cameron, 54, was rescuing a Coastal Taipan off Moores Creek Rd in Rockhampton when he was bitten on the arm on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Cameron took every precaution, bandaging his arm and going to hospital, despite believing it had been a “dry bite”.
The bandage was removed after Mr Cameron tested negative for venom but shortly after he began feeling dizzy and had convulsions.
Hospital staff were able to revive Mr Cameron once when his heart stopped but he later died with his wife and daughter by his side, just over an hour after arriving at hospital.
Family friend Nicole Sloan said staff did everything they could to save Mr Cameron and it was believed his previous ill health possibly compounded the situation.
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Snake catcher's death in Rockhampton a tragic reminder of dangers of job
ABC Capricornia By Paul Robinson
Updated about 5 hours ago
PHOTO: The ABC understands a taipan delivered the fatal bite to snake catcher, Wayne Cameron. (666 ABC Canberra: Jim Trail)
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A central Queensland snake catcher says a fatal bite in Rockhampton highlights the risks of handling the deadly reptile.
Professional snake removalist Wayne Cameron, aged 54, died on Sunday after being bitten while trying to catch a snake, believed to be a taipan.
Fellow Rockhampton snake catcher Benjamin Hansen said Mr Cameron's death was a stark reminder of the dangers of the job.
"Each time you've got to read [the situation] and each time we put our lives at risk, every time we do it," Mr Hansen said.
"As soon as you try to catch a snake you're 80 per cent more likely to get bitten by that snake by just immediately putting yourself in that position.
What is a coastal taipan?
Light olive to dark brown, but sometimes dark grey to black in colour
Grows to 2.9 metres
Found in Central Queensland and northern and eastern Australia
Lives in open forest, dry closed forests, coastal heaths and grassy beach dunes
Active during the day and in early evening
Source: Queensland Museum
"It's scary. It just reaffirms you've got to be careful with what we do and no matter how good your system is and how experienced you are, things can still go wrong."
Mr Hansen said it was rare to come across a taipan in Rockhampton.
"They're not a snake that we encounter a lot," he said.
"We do mainly come across pythons and eastern browns; [they] seem to be the predominant."
He said there were a range of techniques snake catchers could use to reduce the risk.
"[But] some situations and scenarios don't always allow for that," he said.
"Some scenarios you've actually got to aggravate the snake to get him out of the hole ... so you can actually get him."
He said if someone was bitten by a snake, it was essential to reduce their activity.
"The main thing is to keep yourself as calm as possible and keep yourself as still as possible to minimise how much you pump that venom around your system," he said.
"But [call] triple-0 straight up no matter what."
It was understood Mr Cameron attempted to drive himself to hospital after the bite.