A young woman has been rushed to hospital this afternoon after being bitten by a brown snake at Kambah.
The 18-year-old had walked into a paddock when the incident occurred.
ACT Ambulance Service Duty Officer Chris Barry said the woman felt a bite on her calf muscle and looked down to see a brown snake. She returned home and rang Emergency Triple Zero (000).
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She was stabilised at the scene by intensive care paramedics and transported to the Canberra Hospital.
“The community should keep in mind that snakes are very active in the ACT at this time of year and you should exercise caution when outdoors,” Mr Barry said.