Western Downs woman lucky to survive bite by deadly snake in her bed
A woman bitten by a snake in her own bed has been flown to hospital from a remote property.
A supplied undated image obtained Friday, January 12, 2024 shows an an eastern brown snake inside a Queensland woman's bed, in Western Downs, Queensland. (AAP Image/Supplied by RACQ Life Flight)
It is believed she was attacked by an eastern brown, the world’s second-most venomous snake behind the Australian inland taipan, on the Western Downs about 1am on Friday.
Her family applied bandages to the bite before an ambulance arrived and paramedics administered anti-venom.
The woman, who is aged in her twenties, was then flown to Toowoomba Hospital in a stable condition by an RACQ Life Flight helicopter.