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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