Sunday, January 21, 2007

Snakes invade Sydney

Snakes in Sydney

Australian wildlife officials warn that a serious drought is driving tens of thousands of snakes into urban areas. Many venomous reptiles are moving into residential and business areas in search of moisture. Last week a 16-year-old boy in Sydney died from a bite by an Eastern Brown, one of the world’s deadliest snakes.

As the climate changes and the Bush administration sits back and watches, many parts of Australia are being hit hard by the drought - the worst for more than 100 years. Conversely storms batter Europe!

Experts have warned that an army of snakes is on the move, looking for water. Driven by extreme thirst they have been discovered in gardens, bedrooms and even Australian shopping centres. Hospitals have reported a rising number of snakebites. Toxicologists have said there have been 60 serious cases since September.

The drought is making snakes far more active - three people have died in Australia in recent weeks after being bitten.

A 16-year-old schoolboy from Sydney had a heart attack, and died a short time later, after being attacked by an Eastern Brown snake, which injects a lethal venom and is one of the world’s most dangerous reptiles!
Digg it: source : at Techstickle Gay News and Views from and for Queer Aussies

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