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Woman bitten by brown snake shows neighbour before first aid

Photo: Richie Gilbert
Photo: Richie Gilbert Richie Gilbert

A CABOOLTURE woman has survived being bitten by one of the deadliest snakes in the world 

Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert said in a post on Facebook he was contacted by the woman who was bitten on the finger by a snake about 1.30pm yesterday.  

"She tried to get it away from her cat, which had caught it and was chewing on it in her living room," Mr Gilbert said in the post.   

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"It was an Eastern Brown Snake, the second most venomous snake in the world, but she didn't know that."   

Mr Gilbert said the woman known as "Yvonne" panicked and instead of applying correct first aid, she carried the snake to her neighbours house.   

THIS IS A SCARY STORY!!!An hour a go I was sent this photo for ID. Yvonne from Caboolture was bitten on the finger by...

Posted by Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

 When the neighbour wasn't sure what to do, or what type of snake it was... she carried it back home.   

"An ambulance was called while they were waiting, they applied a bandage but it was around 10-15 minutes after the bite," Mr Gilbert said.   

Fortunately the brown snake was only a juvenile, and only gave Yvonne a 'dry bite' (without venom).   

"She is one very, very lucky lady and she should buy a lotto ticket first thing tomorrow morning!" Mr Gilbert said.   

If you find a snake contact Sunshine Coast Snake Catcher Richie Gilbert here. 

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