Four-year-old boy bitten by snake in Rockhampton
QUEENSLAND Ambulance Services transported a four-year-old boy to the Rockhampton Hospital this afternoon after he was bitten on the hand by a snake in Fairy Bower.
A QAS spokesman confirmed officers were called to the incident about 4.30pm.
The spokesman said it is unknown what type of snake bit the boy, but he was in a stable condition.
Queensland Health advise if a snake bite occurs:
- move the patient to a safe location and do not attempt to kill, catch or move the snake,
- call Triple Zero (000) for an ambulance,
- do not wash the wound,
- use the pressure-immobilisation technique and,
- take the patient to the nearest hospital's emergency department.
For more, visit health.qld.gov.au