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.

Carpet python from elanora

Posted by Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher on Wednesday, October 24, 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, October 22, 2018

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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 ?