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So this city-slicker (me) moved to this wonderful property deep in the rainforests of North Queensland. Sound asleep, 4am, my little dog gave that bark which meant "I'm not joking Mum this is serious".  Hopping out of bed, I turned the light on only to see a huge snake stretched across my headboard.  Deciding that discretion was the better part of valour, and while I was pretty sure it wasn't venomous, I really didn't know my snakes yet.  So downstairs for a tea and a look at the best book I own - Wildlife of Tropical Queensland.  Phew! It was just a green...

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Australian Snakes, Snake Bandage, Snake Bite -

Getting bitten by a snake is a terrifying and unquestionably painful experience, but it does not have to be a death sentence. How you react after you’ve been bitten is the difference between life and death  The number of Australian venomous snake species is very high,  and many  produce enough venom to kill a dozen men with a single bite,  but luckily the mortality rate for snake bites is not as high as might be thought. Only a couple of people die every year from snake bites in Australia which is down quite a bit from the 13 that it...

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Snake Bandage, Snake Bite, Snakes -

In Australia there are about 3,000 snake bites per year, resulting in about 500 hospital admissions. (Weldon, 2017)
While many receive antivenom, on average, two per year will prove fatal. About half the deaths are due to bites from the brown snake and the rest mostly from tiger snake, taipan and death adder.

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