Boy critical after snake bite

2010-01-11 11:31

Durban - A 3-year-old boy was bitten by a snake in Kelso, south of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal emergency services said on Monday.

“It is alleged that the boy had been riding his bicycle when he fell on a snake thought to be either a cobra or puff adder,” said Netcare 911’s Jeff Wicks.

He said the incident happened over the weekend and the boy was rushed to Kingsway hospital and later transferred to a Durban facility.

The boy was in a critical but stable condition.