Snake proves an unwelcome visitor to suburbia

The red-bellied black snake found in a Wilsonton home.
The red-bellied black snake found in a Wilsonton home.

A WILSONTON woman has issued a warning after finding what she believed was a red-bellied black snake in her front yard.

Sharon Cross said her son Sam was reaching for a garden hose when he saw the juvenile snake.

"He was just cleaning his wheels on his car," Mrs Cross said.

"The boys reckon it was just a baby."

She said it was the first snake she had seen at her Denyer St home in the 13 years she had lived there.

"There is a vocational care centre over the back.

"It is a bit scary."

Meanwhile, paramedics were called to a Westbrook property after a man was bitten by a brown snake.

The man, believed to be a snake catcher, was treated at the Bunkers Hill School Rd scene before being taken to Toowoomba Hospital.

He was in a stable condition yesterday afternoon.


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