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Australia. She was sleeping in her own bed when a deadly snake bit her

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A snake bit a woman from the Australian state of Queensland on Friday. It happened while she was sleeping in her own bed. The patient was transported to the hospital. The woman was very lucky to survive – the reptile belonged to one of the most poisonous species in the world.

According to local media, the incident occurred on the night from Thursday to Friday. Paramedics from the city of Toowoomba in the Australian state of Queensland received a report of a snake bite. It came from a remote property in the neighboring Western Downs region.

Snake in the bed linen

After arriving at the scene, rescuers found the injured woman – a young woman whose hand had been bitten by a reptile. The bite occurred in bed, and the snake probably crawled under the duvet while the resident of the house was sleeping. While rescuers were carrying out the operation, the animal was still hiding in the bedding.

The woman received basic first aid from her household, but she needed to be administered serum and airlifted to hospital in Toowoomba. The rescuers did not say what the patient’s condition was.

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As explained by 9News, the woman was very lucky. A representative of the reticulated pseudocobra species crawled into her bed (Pseudonaja textilis), considered one of the most venomous land snakes in the world. These animals are often found on Australia’s east coast and are responsible for an average of 60 percent of the fatal bites reported on the continent each year.

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