Friday, October 05, 2007

No kangaroos in the city...

Disappointing for many tourists who expect them, but in Australia we don't have kangaroos hopping down the streets of Sydney or Melbourne.

We do have a lot of other wildlife though as this story in today's Sydney Morning Herald shows:

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being bitten by a red-bellied black snake in her car in inner-city Sydney, NSW Ambulance says.

Ambulance officers were called to a home at Woodcourt St, Marrickville in Sydney's inner west at about 4.20pm today.

An ambulance spokesman said the 60-year-old woman was bitten by a snake that was in her car.

The woman is believed to have just returned from a trip to the Blue Mountains.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene before taking her to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a serious condition.


Marrickville is right in the inner city of Sydney. The red-bellied black snake is large, common and very poisonous. Fortunately an anti-venom is widely available.

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