Brown snake bite kills man trying to protect pet dog

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    Brown snake bite kills man trying to protect pet dog - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):


    A man has died less than an hour after being bitten by a brown snake while trying to protect his pet dog in north-west New South Wales.

    Key points:

    • The 24-year-old man was taken to hospital by a family member
    • Brown snakes are among the most deadly in the world
    • Fatal bites remain uncommon in Australia
    The 24-year-old was bitten on the finger in the backyard of his Cole Road home in Tamworth on Wednesday night.
    "He went to investigate his small dog barking and found the dog to have a small brown snake in his mouth," Sergeant Josh McKenzie said.
    "He's then gone to try and separate the dog from the snake and was bitten on the finger."
    A family member took the man to a hospital in Tamworth but he died within an hour.
    "Some anti-venom and attempts to resuscitate were applied but unfortunately he died in hospital," Sergeant McKenzie said.




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    Posted: January 12, 2018, 6:45 am

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