A 57 year old Canaries resident is recovering in hospital after a snake bit him on the hand.
John Charles told St Lucia Times that he was cleaning his garden when the snake bit him.
He said the incident occurred on Tuesday morning about 9.00 am.
But the Canaries resident could not say what type of snake bit him.
According to Charles, after killing the reptile with his cutlass, he summoned an ambulance.
As a result, the ambulance transported him to the Canaries Health Centre.
And emergency personnel later took him to the OKEU Hospital.
Charles told St Lucia Times that he is recovering from the snake attack, but there’s a swelling on his hand.
He believes there are a lot of snakes in Canaries now and people need to be on guard.
Canaries residents have told St Lucia Times that there have been increased sightings of the venomous fer de lance in the community.
In addition to the fer de lance and the boa, Saint Lucia is also home to the very rare Saint Lucia racer and the worm snake, which is about three to four inches in length.