Reptile expert reveals his best tips for survival, bitten by a poisonous snake while the deadly serpent season of the summer begins
- Snake expert Stuart McKenzie says there will be more snakes in the summer
- People are advised to put pressure on snake bite and call an ambulance
- The most common snakes in Australia are Eastern Brown and Tiger Snake
A reptile expert has revealed the best ways to protect against snake bites in the summer, and how you can treat one if you are attacked.
Snakes come out of hibernation when the weather gets warmer – and about 100 species of Australian snakes are poisonous.
Stuart McKenzie Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers said as summer approaches, Australians can expect to see more poisonous reptiles around, such as the deadly eastern brown snake.
McKenzie said the best way to survive a deadly snake attack is to wear a bandage.
Snake expert, Stuart McKenzie reveals that the best thing to do in the case of a snake bite is to exert pressure on the area and stand still (photo: East-brown snake)
& # 39; Every hose should be treated as dangerous & # 39 ;, he told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; We had one person who thought it was a harmless snake and got bitten and did nothing about it and they almost died. & # 39;
How to treat a snake bite
Apply pressure to the area
Wrap the area in a tight connection
Stay still and do not move the injured body part
Wait until an ambulance arrives
A bite of a snake is common in Australia with around 3,000 people being bitten every year.
McKenzie said the most important treatment for a bite was to put pressure on the area.
& # 39; The basic concept is to put pressure on the bitten vision and limb that was bitten, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; If you are bitten on your fingers, wrap the entire hand and arm in a pressure bandage. & # 39;
People are advised to stay still and wait for medical assistance.
People are advised to wear first aid or a bandage during the summer months in case there are snakes in the area (photo: black tiger snake)
& # 39; Stay calm and quiet and wait for the ambulance. & # 39;
& # 39; As soon as you start to move, you increase the poison that moves around the body. Just stay where you are, it's not worth moving, because it could be the difference, & he said.
The snake expert advised everyone to have some form of first aid with them if they were outside during the summer months.
& # 39; It is always best to wear first aid and to have a pressure bandage. That connection can be the difference between life and death. & # 39;
A snake bite from an Eastern snake if not treated can kill a person within half an hour (photo: snake bite on V8 racer Jamie Whincup of black headed python)
McKenzie said that clothing can also be replaced if a bandage should attack as a snake.
The most common snakes that Australians should pay attention to are Eastern Brown snakes and Tiger snakes.
Both are extremely toxic, with the brown snake responsible for 60 percent of snake deaths in Australia.
Brown snakes are considered very aggressive and a bite can kill within half an hour if not treated.
Oriental brown snakes can be found in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Tiger snakes are found in southern areas of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, and Tasmania.
On average there is one death each year from a tiger snake bite.
Tiger snakes (photo) are found in southern areas of Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Tasmania and are responsible for one death per year
Symptoms of a snake bite
Pain when you see the bite
Swelling, bruising and bleeding
Nausea and vomiting
Breathing difficulties or speaking
Source: St John Ambulance Australia
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