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Qld snakebite warning as weather warms

AAP logoAAP 19/10/2016 Stuart Layt

Queenslanders are being urged to look out for snakes as the weather warms up in the latter half of the year.

There has been more than 500 snakebite incidents in Queensland so far this year, with the Townsville region alone recording more than 60 cases.

Paramedics are concerned that number could rise further during spring and summer when snakes are more active.

There's been one death from snakebite in Queensland this year - a 54-year-old snake catcher in Rockhampton in April - along with a two-year-old boy who was left in hospital for weeks with swelling on the brain after being bitten by a coastal taipan in September.

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