Woman bitten by snake at Canungra

A WOMAN has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a snake at a home in Canungra overnight.

It’s understood the woman, aged in her 60s, was struck by the slithering serpent just after 7.00pm.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.


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It is not known what species of snake bit the woman.

The bite comes amid an influx of snakes on the Gold Coast, with coast snake catcher Tony Harrison being called out to a number of jobs across the city in recent days.

Carpet pythons seem to be on the move, with a number of serpents found slithering into homes at Maudsland, Upper Coomera, Molendinar, Elanora, Gaven and Coombabah.

Carpet python from elanora

Posted by Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher on Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A yellow faced whip snake was also removed from a property at Ormeau, whilst venomous brown snakes have been seen in Robina, Waterford West, Yatala and Worongary.

Yellow faced whip snake from ormeau

Posted by Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher on Monday, 22 October 2018

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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Yes, 4 weeks ago a 3-4metre brown snake bit and killed one of my parents American staffys 🙁 the female staffy fought off the brown snake trying to protect our other dog and managed to kill the snake as well but poor girl died from the poison bite 💔