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Warmer weather triggers early start to snake season

The recent warm weather has led snakes across southeast Queensland to rouse from their dormant winter phase with a resulting increase in sightings and bites.

Queensland is home to a range of venomous snakes such as the Eastern Brown, The Taipan, The Black Snake and the Death Adder.

The Ambulance Service is advising people to take extra care and Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Director Tony Hucker tells Mark that fortunately fatal bites are extremely rare.

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