Baby recovering after snake bite

A ten-month-old baby who was bitten by a Mozambican spitting cobra earlier this month is recovering successfully.

“He is still in the hospital because the wound has to be treated, but he is doing very well,” Beeld newspaper reported social worker Berdine Venter as saying.

She said the baby was responsive and recognising people and had already been moved from intensive care to an ordinary ward.

The baby, a foster child living with a couple in Rustenburg in the North West, was bitten in his cot on December 17.

It was suspected that the Mozambican spitting cobra had fallen from the thatched roof onto the cot.

The baby was removed from his biological parents when he was four-months-old and placed in the care of the Rustenburg couple.

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