A woman has received a wake-up call of the worst kind after she was bitten on the face by a python in Queensland overnight.
Paramedics raced to a private residence at Nelly Bay around 10.20pm after receiving reports a woman had been bitten by a snake.
The woman, aged in her 60s, was treated at the scene, before being taken to Magnetic Island Clinic in a stable condition.
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It is not yet known what species of python bit the woman.