An urgent warning has been issued after a man was bitten by a toxic death adder snake on a remote walking trail.
The bushwalker, 51, was on a popular walking track at Seal Rocks, on New South Wales’ mid north coast, on Saturday when he was bitten by the highly venomous reptile.
He was then forced to walk for 20 minutes to reach Treachery Camp Ground and get phone reception to contact emergency services.
Local Ambulance Paramedics arrived and began treating him before calling in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter service says it was sent to Seal Rocks to retrieve the 51-year-old man just after midday.
He was stabilised by the critical care medical team and flown to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle in a stable condition.
Death adder venom contains highly toxic neurotoxin which can cause paralysis or even death.
It can deliver the fastest strike among all venomous snakes recorded in Australia and can kill a person within six hours after the bite.