Dog sucker survives miraculously despite being bitten four times by TWO deadly tiger snakes and gets & # 39; zero chances of survival & # 39;
- Dr. Louise Mahler walked her two dogs into the Yarra Valley in Victoria
- The dogs frightened two mating tiger snakes sliding down her path
- Tiger snakes are one of & # 39; the world's most notorious species of poisonous snakes
- Dr. Mahler, a public coach, was bitten on her lower back four times
- Miraculously the punctures were & # 39; dry bites & # 39; that do not contain poison
A woman who walks with her dogs has miraculously survived being bitten four times by two deadly tiger snakes.
Dr. Louise Mahler got & # 39; zero chance of survival & # 39; after he was attacked by the very poisonous snakes while walking in bushland in Yarra Valley in Victoria.
But the public speaking coach from Melbourne lives to tell the story because the flat tires & # 39; dry bites & # 39; goods that do not contain poison.
Dr. Mahler told Daily Mail Australia how she was attacked by the snakes after encountering them in April this year.
& # 39; I looked up into the trees to see if I could see koalas, and when I looked down, I saw two snakes wrapped around each other on the path. I think the dogs must have disturbed them, & she said.
& # 39; I remember seeing his head and thinking: & # 39; well that's a big one! & # 39 ;.
Dr. Louise Mahler (photo) walked her dogs through the Yarra Valley in Victoria in April when she was attacked by two tiger snakes
Dr. Mahler returned in shock, fell back and knocked himself out.
& # 39; I'm still not sure if I was completely disabled, or if I can't remember what happened because of my unconscious memory, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The next thing I knew was that I was about 10 meters down the track, covered with dirt and sticks with my hands over my head, screaming hysterically and not knowing what to do. & # 39;
Dr. Mahler was bitten four times by the snakes – one of the world's deadliest – on the lower back.
She was bitten over her lower back four times, but miraculously, the wounds were & # 39; dry bites & # 39 ;, meaning they don't contain any poison
Tiger snakes (photo) are one of & # 39; the world's most poisonous species of snakes and can be found in a wide variety of habitats in Southeast Australia, including much of Victoria except the center-west (stock image)
After she had collected her calmness, she called a triple zero and an ambulance arrived to take her to the hospital.
My chances of survival would have been zero.
It was then that doctors confirmed that the bites were dry and not life threatening.
& # 39; I was incredibly lucky & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; The doctors said my chances of survival would have been zero if I had been injected with poison, & # 39; she said
How to treat a tiger snake bite
1. Assess the situation – get away from potential danger and get away from the area where you were bitten
2. Apply pressure, ideally using a compression bandage, to the affected area
3. Call a triple zero, explain what happened and ask for an ambulance to take you to the hospital
& # 39; My pants were torn and my boots were scratched, so they think the snakes could have released the poison in my clothing. & # 39;
Sydney's snake catcher, Robert Ambrose, said there was a lot of wrong information and disbelief about snake bites.
"Accidental snake bites are actually quite rare, and the vast majority are dry bites," he told FEMAIL.
& # 39; There is a lot of mystery about snake bites and how they occur because – as in the case of Dr. Mahler – people generally find it very difficult to remember exactly what happened. & # 39;
Ambrose said the best protection against unintended snake bites is to wear long, loose-fitting pants and sturdy footwear.
& # 39; If you see a snake, do not approach it or interfere with it. The most important thing is not to be alarmed, because they don't come without exclamation. & # 39;
Tiger snakes: one of the most infamous poisonous species in Australia
One of & # 39; the world's most poisonous species of snakes, tiger snakes get their name for their & # 39; tiger-like & # 39; yellow and brown stripes.
Their teeth are usually between 3.5 and 5 millimeters long.
When threatened, they lift themselves off the ground, pressing their head and neck flat like a cobra.
Tiger snakes can be found in a wide range of habitats in South Australia, Tasmania, eastern and southern New South Wales, southeast coast Queensland, southwestern Western Australia and all parts of Victoria except the center-west.
There are an estimated 3,000 snake bites in Australia each year, resulting in approximately 550 hospital admissions and an average of two deaths per year.
Source: Wildlife Victoria
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