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.


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.


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.