Snake bites boy
A BOY survived being bitten by a snake in Leongatha last week.
Leongatha’s Jaiden Beasley, 17, was bitten by a snake in Parr Street on Monday (October 19).
Although he did not see the snake, Jaiden felt something hit the inside of his right ankle and realised what had happened when he discovered two puncture wounds.
He was taken to Leongatha Hospital and then transported to Latrobe Regional Hospital at Traralgon.
He suffered headaches and other symptoms, but a blood test revealed it was a dry bite – meaning the snake did not leave any venom in his blood stream.
The doctors told his family Jaiden was extremely lucky, as the wound revealed he was bitten by a small snake, which are considered more dangerous.
He was kept in hospital overnight for monitoring, but has recovered from the incident.
Jaiden’s family encouraged people to be alert during the warmer months, particularly since there have already been several snake sightings in rural areas.
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