Elderly man bitten by snake, hospitalised
AN ELDERLY man has been hospitalised after he was bitten by a snake.
The 71-year-old Burnett Heads man was taken to hospital about 7pm in a stable condition with puncture marks on his ankle.
Although the man didn't see what bit him, Queensland Ambulance Service operations manager Martin Kelly said there was evidence that it was a snake.
Mr Kelly said people need to keep an eye out for snakes at this time of the year.
"It's (the incident) is a timely reminder to be aware where snakes are," he said.