Series of snake bites on Gold Coast and Moreton

Paramedics have been called to a house in Upper Coomera after a man was bitten by a snake.

The victim, in his 40’s, wasn’t sure what kind of snake bit him at around 6:50PM on Wednesday night.

But Paramedics determined that it was non-venomous and did not need to take him to hospital.


Several people have been bitten on Moreton Island.

At 5.34am paramedics were called to a location off Bulwer Bypass following reports a man and a child had been bitten by a snake.

The patients were transported to the mainland with the assistance of Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR).

It comes as latest figures reveal over 300 Queenslanders have been treated for snake bites already in 2017.  That is an average of more than three a day.

The Queensland Ambulance Service said that compares to 283 bites reported at the same time last year.

There were 732 snakebite incidents in 2015/16, compared with 653 over the previous 12 months.