Posts Tagged ‘snake bite’

Snake bite facts and figures – Australia

snake bite first aid

In Australia there are about 3,000 snake bites per year, of which 200 to 500 receive antivenom; on average one or two will prove fatal. About half the deaths are due to bites from the brown snake; the rest mostly from tiger snake, taipan and death adder. Some deaths are sudden however, in fact it…

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Snake Bite First Aid from an Outdoor Educator

Snake Bite first aid

I’m a professional Outdoor Educator and have been since 1989. I’ve never seen a lot of snakes in my line of work but my friends say that’s because I’m too busy being bitten by them rather than seeing them. So here is the story of how I’ve come to be bitten twice and what I…

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