Hello everyone here I am on Tuesday afternoon starting a post, this morning I had to go and stay at my parents and stay with dad while mum had a post opp check up at the Royal and as dad is still not good they didn't want him to be left home alone.
Just after I arrived dad walked down the hall to the toilet and on his way back to the kitchen he sounded so bad I thought he was going to collapse, however, he made it to the kitchen and used his oxygen, he than decided to go back to bed and that was were he stayed.
This weeks dangerous/deadly creature is the Eastern Brown Snake, heard of it, I am pretty sure you have. However, did you know that the brown snake group is most likely responsible for snake bite deaths over any other snake group in Australia, this is probably because it is found all over the country.
It is a slender snake up to 2meters or 7foot long, that can be different shades of brown ranging from pale brown to almost black. It's underside is pale cream-yellow often with orange or grey bits.
If bitten you may not realise straight away as the bite can initially be painless and difficult to detect, this is not good as if you are bitten you need medical attention pretty much straight away.
It's venom can cause eventual paralysis and uncontrollable bleeding, which I reckon would be a give-away that you have been bitten.