A woman from Fremantle, bitten by a tiger snake last month, has experienced rare delayed reaction symptoms after not being treated with anti-venom.

A tiger snake at Australia Zoo, Queensland.
A tiger snake at Australia Zoo, Queensland.

The woman was bitten on the leg but it was not until after she was released from hospital that she suffered from debilitating side effects including a swollen ankle, pain, kidney problems and loss of muscle. The woman is now being treated as a case study. Tiger snakes are dangerously venomous and are usually found in vegetation around wetlands in Australia. Read more: smh.com.au

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