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Snake Bite First Aid in Australia: What You Need to Know in an Emergency thumbnail

Fancy the chance of helping to save somebody’s life? Then read on… I was driving home from Bunnings a month ago, the car filled to capacity with flatpack garden furniture as I prepared for spring. Five minutes from home, I just about managed a minor swerve to avoid squashing the head of a snake who [...]

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There’s no such thing as “Snake Season” really, but as the temperatures rise during early spring here, so do snake sightings and encounters. Already this year we’ve had three stories in the news. Firstly, I heard that in Wynnum, which is in east Brisbane on Bayside, a 2 metre long carpet Python (which is a [...]

It would be wrong of me to write articles such as Australian Snakes and Death: Continued, if I wasn’t also prepared to write about snakes when a fatality occurs. I have always defended snakes and played down the dangers they present to the residents of Australia. With good reason too; anyone who has read that [...]