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A hospital in Australia is begging snakebite victims to stop bringing the snakes in with them [Video]

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A hospital in Australia is asking snakebite victims not to bring the reptiles with them to the emergency room, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

In one instance earlier this month, staff at Bundaberg Hospital in Queensland were handed a plastic container with a small Eastern Brown snake inside, according to the news outlet.

The snake species is common across much of eastern Australia, and its deadly venom is the country’s most common cause of fatal snake bites.

According to The Guardian, about 3,000 snakebites are reported in Australia each year, with 41% coming from Eastern Brown snakes.

Last month, the newspaper reported that one of these snakes caused a man’s death after he was bitten multiple times.

According to Bundaberg Hospital’s director of emergency medicine, Adam Michael, the snake at his hospital this month was “not very well secured.”

It was also trying to escape the plastic container, ABC reported.

“The staff got a fright and the serious consequence of that is it delays people’s …

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