ATTENDING: Ambulance officers are headed to reports of a snake bite in Little Mountain.
ATTENDING: Ambulance officers are headed to reports of a snake bite in Little Mountain. Bev Lacey

#BREAKING: Man 'stable' after suspected snake bite

UPDATE 3.45pm: 

The 47-year-old man taken to Caloundra Hospital with a suspected snake bite this afternoon is in a stable condition a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed.

UPDATE 2.45pm:

A 47-year-old man has been taken to Caloundra Hospital for treatment of a suspected snake bit.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed the man had been taken for treatment after he was guided in applying first aid until ambulance officers arrived at the Little Mountain home.

The spokeswoman said the man didn't see the snake this afternoon, but had two puncture marks on his foot and had seen a snake on the property only yesterday.

The Sunshine Coast Council released advice yesterday to Coast residents as snakes were becoming more and more active after numerous sightings of eastern brown snakes in coastal dunes had already been reported to the council of late.

Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 catcher Dan Lynch said he'd been averaging two or three callouts a day of late, but said he didn't think there'd been any noticeable increase in the number of callouts compared to usual trends for this time of year.

He said properties backing onto bushland should try to have fencing that ensured snakes couldn't get under gaps or over the top of them, as well as keeping the yard clean and tidy and removing any potential food sources.


AMBULANCE officers are on their way to a Little Mountain home after being alerted to a suspected snake bite in a suburban street.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman has confirmed they are headed to the scene now to a 47-year-old man who may have been bitten by a snake just before 2.10pm.

Updates to follow.