A snake bit a Canaries resident on Tuesday, while he was working on his farm
According to the Saint Lucia Fire Service (SLFS), the Canaries Health Centre called the Soufriere fire station to transport the victim to the OKEU Hospital.
SLFS spokesman Damian Jn Baptiste says the Soufriere station got the call about 10.57 am.
Jn Baptiste explained that the 57 year old victim indicated that the snake bit him on his hand.
As a result, there was a swelling on the hand around the area of the bite.
“The patient complained of pain and some numbness to the injury site,” Jn Baptiste disclosed.
But the SLFS spokesman said the Canaries resident was alert.
Emergency personnel transported him to the OKEU hospital in stable condition.
It was not immediately clear whether a fer de lance or a boa constrictor was involved in the attack.
But 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.
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