Townsville Woman With Snake Bite Thanks Paramedics For Tending To Her In 'Record Time'

Well done to everyone involved!


Triple M Townsville

9 April 2019

Triple M Townsville

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Paramedics were called to a Townsville home on Friday to treat a woman who had been struck by an Eastern Brown. 

Cherie Williams says the snake involved in the attack was almost at the 2 metre mark. 

When working in her shed, Cherie described the incident as a 'bump' before the pain factor...

"I didn't provoke him, I scared him," Cherie wrote in the Townsville Snake Catchers Facebook group. 

After being struck Cherie 'did an Olympic sized jump backwards' before leaving the shed. 

Her husband was quick to bandage the bitten area and got a friend call 000. 

"Then it started. Pain nausea, dizziness, bleeding from the mouth. Made it to hospital on record time. They were bloody brilliant," Cherie wrote on Facebook. 

She went on to express her thanks for the work of the Paramedics in treating her, and described them as 'thorough, competent, and well trained.' 

Cherie is recovering at home now and left the hospital on Saturday night. 

After a snake bite it's important to remain calm, immobilise the bite area and remove jewellery or tight clothing. 

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