Girl Survives Deadly Snake Attack After Using A Lesson From Russell Coight’s All Aussie Adventures
Those who have seen Russell Coight's All Aussie Adventures will know that it can be a rough world out there in the outback. But, if you listen to what the legendary Australian actually says in the hairy moments it could end up saving your life.
That's exactly what happened to an Victorian girl when she came face to face with one of the deadliest snakes in the world.
Grace was playing in the backyard of her Geelong home looking for lizards before she was shocked to see a tiger snake. The serpent attacked and bit the nine-year-old on the foot.
She screamed and her mum came rushing to help, but instead of panicking, Grace was chilled and knew exactly what to do.
Speaking on 3AW Radio yesterday, Grace's mum Louisa said: "She had been watching and catching lizards most of the morning, so she went to the sound, thinking it was a lizard, but it was a really large tiger snake curled up.
"It was rearing up and hissing at her and as she jumped back, it bit her on the foot."
"I asked Grace to stay calm and not move, but she told me: 'It's okay, mum, I know what to do because Russell Coight taught me. I need to stay calm, immobilise the leg and call for help."
That's exactly what Grace did while her mum called Triple Zero and she was able to live to tell the terrifying tale - all thanks to All Aussie Adventures.
"While we were lying there waiting for the ambulance she kept saying, 'I really can stay calm, Russell Coight said just stay calm," Louisa said.
The story has been so incredible that during the chat on the Melbourne radio show, the actor who played Russell Coight hopped on to congratulate her.
Glenn Robbins put on his best Coight accent on the radio and said: "I just want to say congrats on your great work and following all the rules I've set out. It's very, very great.
"Do you think perhaps your mum might want to nominate me for Australian of the year?"
Tiger snakes accounted for a whopping 17 per cent of snakebite victims in Australia between 2005 and 2015. There were four people who died from their injuries.
If you get bitten by one of these bad boys, you can expect localised pain, tingling, numbness, and sweating, before you struggle to breathe and eventually suffer paralysis. The mortality rate from untreated bites is roughly between 40 and 60 per cent.