Snake catcher Matt Moon holds the green tree snake found in Good Price Pharmacy in Mackay.
Snake catcher Matt Moon holds the green tree snake found in Good Price Pharmacy in Mackay. Contributed

Snake slithers into pharmacy to get prescription filled

WORKERS at Good Price Pharmacy weren't expecting to find a snake when they turned up to work this morning.

The pharmacy's manager Michelle Bryse said one of the employees was tidying when she came across the snake.

"She went to pick up lollies and realised just before that there was a snake and she jumped back," Ms Bryse said.

"We got on the phone to Matt Moon a snake catcher who came in and got it.

"It was about a foot and half long... a green tree snake."

Ms Bryse said they'd never had a snake in the store before.

She said it may have come into the store via the back entrance on Wellington St as there's a spare block of land near the store.

A man in his 40s was rushed to Mackay Base Hospital by paramedics after he was bitten by a snake today.

QAS said on social media the man was bitten on Malborough-Sarina Rd just afternoon noon.

Meanwhile a couple were terrified to find a snake had made its way into their car and onto their windscreen while driving near Mackay.


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