Posted: 3 October, 2016
Queensland Boy Fighting For Life After Snake Bite
A two-year-old Queensland boy named Eli is fighting for his life after being bitten three times by a coastal taipan.
Eli had to be revived by paramedics after he was bitten by the deadly snake while collecting eggs from a chicken pen in his backyard in Agnes Waters.
Family friend Blake Hyland said that Eli suffered a heart attack and was airlifted to Brisbane’s Lady Cilento Childrens Hospital where he is now on life support.
"The situation has caused Eli's family to have to drop everything to be by his side at the hospital which is almost 500 kilometres away," Mr Hyland said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Eli’s parents stay in Brisbane while Eli is in hospital.
The coastal taipan is the third most venomous snake in the world.