QUEENSLAND Ambulance Service has issued a warning to the public after a Redlands child was hospitalised with a snake bite yesterday afternoon.
They urged people to avoid walking through long grass, wear sturdy enclosed shoes and ensure they had quick access to a compression bandage.
It comes as a four-year-old boy was taken to Redland Hospital after being bitten on the foot by a carpet python.
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said the incident occurred about 3.30pm at a private residence in Alexandra Hills.
The child was admitted to Redland Hospital in a stable condition just after 4pm and discharged the same evening.
A snake catcher was called to remove the snake from the property.
The Queensland Ambulance spokesman could not reveal the street where the child was bitten.
A Redland Hospital spokeswoman said because the snake was non-venomous the treatment was straight-forward.
Snake bites have also been reported recently at Wellington Point and Tamborine Mountain.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said a man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital earlier this month after being bitten at a private residence on Tamborine Mountain.
A Wellington Point resident was hospitalised in late October after being bitten on the leg by a snake, also at a private residence.
A Redlands snake catcher has urged people to be vigilant during snake breeding season when they are out and about.
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