A young girl has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a snake while watching TV in mid northern Queensland this morning.
The four-year-old girl was bitten on the foot on Oorindi Mckinlay Road at Julia Creek approximately 80km from Cloncurry, just after 8.20am.
It’s believed the snake had been hiding under a television cabinet inside the family’s living room before biting the child on the toe.
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Family members applied first aid to the area surrounding the bite before emergency crews arrived at the scene.
She was airlifted to Mt Isa Hospital in a stable condition.
It’s thought the snake was a breed of adder or python.
It is the fourth snake bite in Queensland in just one week.
On Sunday, a 62-year-old man died after he was bitten by a suspected brown snake or taipan while walking through long grass on his property, north of Townsville.