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Don’t worry, we think this snake will be just fine. Venomous snakes are generally immune to their own venom. They slowly build up immunity over time from exposure to their own venom and that of the same species.
Snake venom is a “toxin”. Toxins are poisons produced by plants or animals. In Australia, this includes animals such as snakes, bees, ants, wasps, toads, ticks, spiders and marine life (e.g. jellyfish, puffer fish, sea hares). This means that the Animal Poisons Centre staff are also experts on toxin exposure advice; including advising on first aid measures.
If you believe your pet has been bitten or stung by a poisonous creature, please call us for advice on 1300 869 738 (from Australia) or 0800 869 738 (from New Zealand).