Hi everyone, I just want to correct some unhelpful stuff that some of you may have read on other forums (thankfully not this one!!!) and social media re a gold coast snake catcher being bitten by a Rough-scaled Snake yesterday. I won't use names here, but much of the misinformation has been spread by another, controversial, snake handler in Melbourne. I think most of you will know who I mean. The facts are these: yes, a Gold Coast snake catcher was bitten by a Rough-scale snake yesterday, however, it was a (dry) warning bite and blood tests have shown he was not invenomated. He did however, suffer anaphylactic shock, perhaps from a miniscule portion of venom on the fangs, or some other factor, and he was hospitalised overnight. While the reaction was quite serious, he was not "near death" and is in fact back at work today. I have been in direct contact with the gold coast snake catcher and his family and can assure these are the facts. Many of you keep snakes. Most of us have been tagged, including this certain snake handler from Melbourne (I've seen the videos). It happens. Full-stop. Anything you read on other forums or social media, is speculative at best, and most likely wrong. Thanks for reading.