A man had to be rushed to hospital when he was bitten by cobra at a North Coast game reserve on Monday night, paramedics said.
“Reports from the scene indicate that the man was in the kitchen at his cottage at around 18:45 when he was struck on the ankle by the snake,” Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.
“People managed to kill the snake and loaded the man into a vehicle and met the ambulance on route to Richards Bay.”
Paramedics treated the man on the way to the hospital. He was now undergoing further treatment and was in a stable condition, said Botha.