Schoolboy bitten by snake in Victoria
Posted by Miqe on March 19, 2007
March 19, 2007 – 2:14PM
A boy is in a stable condition in hospital after being bitten by a snake while on his way to school in Victoria’s north-west.
A Rural Ambulance Service spokesman said they were initially told the boy had been bitten by a snake on the oval at the Boort Secondary College, at Boort, north-west of Bendigo.
The spokesman later said updated information from paramedics at Boort indicated that the boy, 14, was actually bitten by a snake before he arrived at school on Monday.
“He lives on a property outside of Boort,” the spokesman said.
“He’s walked over to the bike shed to get his bike out and ridden down to the bus stop.
“He got on the bus and about 10 minutes after he’s felt pain in his lower leg.”
The boy discovered a puncture mark and when he got to the Boort Secondary College he asked his teachers to look at it.
Staff at the school called for an ambulance and the boy was taken to the local hospital where he was unable to tell doctors what type of snake had bitten him.
A decision was made by staff to transport the teenager by air ambulance to Bendigo hospital where he was in a stable condition.
“They’re testing now to try and find out what type of snake it is.”
From The Age