Fraser Island tourist bitten by venomous snake

The tourist, aged in his sixties, was reportedly on the verandah of his island accommodation, just before 2am, when he leaned on the railing and was bitten on the hand.

It’s believed the reptile was a venomous Black Whip Snake.

The man was treated by the island’s Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Paramedic, before being transported to the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, which had landed at Eurong.

The patient was in a stable condition, when he was airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital.