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24Oct

Live Broadcast Snake Talk

Nina M | |

It's always a great day when the Radio Mansfield presenters and team get the outdoor broadcasting van out. This segment at the 2019 Emergency Services Expo was really well attended by both children and adults and was broadcast live.

Now with the warmer weather soon upon us and snakes around, it was terrific to see our local GP Dr. Will Twycross present to children, in a fun way, an understanding snakes.

With living in the country, snakes are just another part of rural living, but there are certain times of the year when they are more active, and different snakes behave differently.

Fortunately in Mansfield we have a hospital equipped with the antivenom for the snakes found in this area.

Probably the key points taken from this discussion with the kids was - 

  • Don't worry about catching the snake if you've been bitten - the hospital carries the antivenom for the snakes found in this area. - They have you covered
  • Remain still, very still. The venom moves around the body with movement (sounds easy doesn't it, but it sort of makes sense and it's good to know)
  • Remain so still that you get transport taken to you, no walking or activity.
  • Call 000 - they will promptly respond to your call.

This is not medical advice but snippets taken out of the interview, which you can listen to in full here.

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