That bite of summer has well and truly come early this year and with that heat, comes snakes.
♦ 3000 bites are reported annually
♦ 300-500 hospitalisations
♦ 2-3 deaths annually
Average time to death is 12 hours. The urban myth that you are bitten in the yard and die before you can walk from your chook pen back to the house is a load of rubbish. While not new, the management of snake bite (like a flood/fire evacuation plan or CPR) should be refreshed each season.