Man bitten by snake while clearing logs

2016-02-09 08:00
(Supplied Netcare911)

(Supplied Netcare911)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - A man was taken to a hospital near Durban after being bitten by a snake on Monday afternoon.

According to Netcare911 spokesperson, Chris Botha, the man was working on a smallholding in the Drummond area when he was bitten by what is believed to have been a night adder.

Reports indicated that the worker was clearing logs when he was bitten on the hand.

Paramedics stabilised the man at the scene before they transported him to a hospital in Chatsworth for the care that he required.

There have been several reports of snakebites recently as the reptiles become more active after the first major rainfall.

In January, a Jack Russell terrier died in the Free State after it was bitten by a Cape cobra which it killed in a bid to protect its pregnant owner and her 2-year-old daughter.

A bull terrier also killed a cobra that found its way into its owner's garage in Cape Town, while in December 2015, former Springbok shooter Peter Bramley and a 17-year-old girl were bitten on farms in the Free State.

A list of areas across the country and people who are snake removal experts in these areas can be downloaded at the website of African Snake Bite Institute.

Read more on:    durban

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.


Man scores date with tennis superstar after Twitter bet

It’s a modern day Cinderella story, but one American man took ‘shoot your shot’ seriously in 2017.


You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.