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In Australia we have a large variety of snakes, some of which are considered to be highly venomous. Snakes are cold blooded and are mostly seen in the summer months.
Snake bites are very rare [in Australia] and since the development of anti-venom, fatalities have been low between four to six deaths a year however if working in high risk areas having an awareness of the types of snakes and how to avoid them help reduce the chance of being bitten.
This safety talk will look at:
• some of the more common types of snakes;
• what they look like;
• where they are found;
• how we can best avoid them; and
• the symptoms and treatment of snake bite