A girl believes she was bitten by a brown snake at Illaroo campground near Minnie Water on Tuesday night.
A girl believes she was bitten by a brown snake at Illaroo campground near Minnie Water on Tuesday night.

Girls make full recovery after snake bites

TWO Grafton teenage girls bitten by snakes at Minnie Water on Tuesday night are out of hospital after making a full recovery.

The girls, Poppi Kroehnert and Ellenie Whyte, both aged 17, were bitten by different snakes in Taraygir National Park's Illaroo campsite at Minnie Water in a 90-minute period around midnight.

Ms Kroehnert said she was bitten by a Stephens' banded snake and her friend, Ms Whyte, by a brown snake.

The snake attacks took place within 5m of each other, but more than an hour apart.

Ms Kroehnert said she was receiving treatment from a paramedic when her friend was bitten.

"I was having a splint put on my leg when Ellenie came up and said she had been bitten," she said. "It all got a bit hectic for a while."

Both girls were taken to Grafton Base Hospital.

The girls will tell their story in The Daily Examiner tomorrow.



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