Perth father Sam Herrmann bitten by snake while running at Manning Park in Hamilton Hill
A Perth man has been bitten by a snake while running at a park in Perth’s southern suburbs.
Young father Sam Herrmann saw the inside of an ambulance for the second time in as many days over the weekend after he was bitten at Manning Park in Hamilton Hill.
The first emergency happened after his newborn daughter decided to come a little early, being born on the family’s living room.
Mr Herrmann, an outdoor education teacher, told 7NEWS, “I just felt this little prick.”
“I’ve seen my friend sort of get bitten by a snake so I sort of know what needs to happen next,” he said.
“You're thinking the worst and I've got a young family.” Mr Herrmann had just bought snake bite kits for his students that day, not realising he would need one himself.
Thankfully he was with his friend, Clint Slomp, who had just finished first aid training when the incident happened.
Snake catcher Marcus Sosentino said between 80-100 snakes had been spotted from Quinns Rocks to Thornlie in the past week and he was even missing some calls about snakes because he was so busy.
He said once the weather started warming, people spent more time outside and so did snakes with October and November being the busiest months.
Tiger snakes can often be found around wetlands and Dugites can slither into almost any Perth suburb
However Mr Herrmann was lucky as there was no venom released into his bite.
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