Video message after snake catcher Tony Harrison bitten

A Queensland snake catcher who was bitten by a lethal jap brown snake has revealed his “tongue doesn’t work” in a video message from his hospital mattress.

Tony Harrison, who runs Harrison’s Gold Coast and Brisbane Snake Catcher enterprise, along with his spouse Brooke, was bitten by a snake throughout a elimination in Logan, about 20km from Brisbane, on Sunday afternoon.

The incident was live-streamed on the enterprise’ Fb web page however was later taken down.

In a video replace shared on Fb, Mr Harrison seems to be holding his eyes open as he pleads for a break from the media whereas he recovers.

“My eyes don’t work and my tongue doesn’t work, please give us a break,” he mentioned as his speech slurred.

“Brooke has been in hospital herself. Please depart us alone a bit.”

The enterprise added that Mr Harrison is struggling cranial paralysis following the incident.

“This implies the neurotoxins are effecting [sic] his eyes and tongue. This could clear up in just a few days because it’s solely short-term,” it wrote in a remark beneath the video.

“This doesn’t occur typically in folks and is often one thing you discover in pets.”

Ms Harrison earlier informed the Courier Mailher husband was bitten whereas holding two jap brown snakes, the second-most venomous snakes on this planet, earlier than he was rushed to hospital in a severe however steady situation.

She posted an replace on his situation on Monday evening, the place she confirmed it was solely her husband who was bitten, regardless of additionally being hospitalised.

“Tony’s bloods are displaying indicators of enchancment … his ranges of envenomation have been/are very low,” she mentioned.

“As for myself, I used to be not bitten. I suffered abdomen and chest pains, exhaustion and stress which is why they administered me.”

She later added that Mr Harrison’s eyes and tongue muscular tissues should not working the most effective because of the neurotoxins”.

It’s the second time Mr Harrison has been bitten by an jap brown snake on a livestream.

In 2019, he suffered a venomless chunk after attempting to take away a snake from beneath an airconditioning unit in Pimpama.

“After I caught my hand underneath there, its face was proper there ready for me,” he informed Dawn on the time.

“I’m very conscious of the potential prospects, so I used to be scared to say the least.”

“I used to be apprehensive about not seeing my household once more.”

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