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Snake Bandage, Snake Bite, Snakes -

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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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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