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Man, 46, dies after being bitten by a deadly Eastern Brown snake in Queensland’s tropical north 

A 46-year-old man has died after being bitten by a deadly brown snake in tropical Far North Queensland.

The bite victim was found at a property on Nightjar Street in Deeragum at 5.20pm on Thursday.

Paramedics were unable to save the man, a Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told The Townsville Bulletin. 

A 46-year-old man has died after being bitten by a deadly brown snake in tropical Far North Queensland (stock image)

The snake is understood to be a 1.5metre-long eastern brown.

Native to Australia and Papua New Guinea, the eastern brown snake is the second most venomous land snake in the world.

The man’s death comes after a 24-year-old died in hospital after being bitten by an eastern brown snake in Tamworth, northern New South Wales, in January.

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