Dramatic moment when hiker is rescued after being bitten by one of Australia’s deadliest snakes 100km from nearest town
- Woman, 27, bitten by a highly venomous snake on Sunday in Western Australia
- The walker is lucky to be alive, with a massive rescue mission sent out to help her
- Steady state woman after administration of antidote medication
A woman is lucky enough to be alive after being bitten by one of Australia’s deadliest snakes.
The dramatic incident occurred just after 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon when the 27-year-old woman was hiking with friends in Karijini National Park, a remote part of Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The woman was attacked by a royal brown snake, which has the ability to inject large amounts of highly poisonous venom into its prey.
A bite from the snake, also known as a mulga snake, can quickly destroy blood cells and affect muscles and nerves.
Emergency services on Sunday provided first aid to the woman (photo) who was bitten by a snake in a remote part of Western Australia on Sunday
A detailed rescue team (pictured) was soon on the scene after a woman was bitten by a highly venomous brown king snake in a remote area of the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
After receiving the emergency call, police sent officers along with members of the DFES State Emergency Services, St John Ambulance paramedics and Karijini National Park Rangers to rescue the injured woman.
She eventually found herself in Dales Gorge in the remote Fortescue Falls area of the national park, where cell phone reception is notoriously poor.
Making the situation even worse was the fact that the national park is 100 km from the nearest town.
Recorded rescue footage shows the woman, believed to be from Perth, with a heavily bandaged leg before using first aid.
She was then lifted out of the rough canyon and into a waiting ambulance.
The woman was rushed to Tom Price District Hospital before being flown to South Hedland Health Campus for additional treatment.
She is now in a steady state after receiving poison medication.
The woman, 27, (pictured) was bitten by a mulga snake (pictured) and was said to be in excruciating pain before receiving first aid
Mulga Snakes: What You Need To Know About The Venomous Reptiles
* The Mulga snake (also known as the king brown) is a highly venomous snake native to Australia
* It is a robust snake, with a slightly wider head than the body, prominent cheeks and small eyes with reddish brown irises and a dark tongue
* They are carnivorous reptiles that feed on lizards, including small monitors, skinks, geckos and other snakes
* Poison is highly toxic and can be expressed in enormous amounts. Anyone suspected of being bitten should seek immediate medical attention
Source: Australian Museum