Snake Bites Down Under

16 Feb

A British tourist has told a venomous tale of his trip to Tassie where he was bitten on the testicle by a snake.

Glasgow musician Jackson Scott, 29, had answered an overnight call of nature when at the end of his squat, a tiger snake sank its fangs into his sack.

“I went into the garden at four in the morning after a night in the pub to save flushing the toilet, because water is precious in the outback,” Scott told British tabloid The Sun.

“Just as I finished and was about to tuck everything safely away, it bit me.”

The panicking Brit then rushed to get help from a mate, Rod, who drove a tension-filled 40-minute journey to a Hobart hospital where he was given an antidote.

“Needless to say, Rod was not of a mind to suck out the poison,” Scott said.

Based on a Tasmanian farm for a 12-month working holiday, Scott thanked his Hobart helpers.

“The doctors and nurses were very professional. They didn’t take the mickey out of me for being bitten on my wedding tackle,” he said.


Posted by on February 16, 2012 in Uncategorized


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18 responses to “Snake Bites Down Under

  1. rannycalderon

    February 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    It made me smile and on the other hand wow …a warning whoever’s visiting to Tassie. LOL
    Good day EMU XXX~

    • The Emu

      February 25, 2012 at 11:08 am

      Cant afford to point ya arse to the ground here in Aussie land girl
      Even got rogue trouser snakes here and hoop snakes , lol
      Emu aka Ian

  2. claudia

    February 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    smiles…things like this can’t happen to you over here…you could get bitten by an ant…that’s it…smiles

    • The Emu

      February 18, 2012 at 11:10 pm

      Occupational hazards for some unsuspecting tourists here Claudia
      and some of our ants can give you a nasty nip.
      Hope you are well Claudia and wish you much love

  3. cat.

    February 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    OMG, Ian … don’t what to say … because it’s so darn funny … but it’s not, of course (keeping a straight face, yes, I am 🙂 Nice to hear from you, my friend. Love, cat.

    • The Emu

      February 18, 2012 at 11:07 pm

      Us aussies know better than to do our business in the dark
      Cheers Cat

  4. Alex Autin

    February 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Never point your arse to the ground in the dark….definitely words to live by! ; )

    • The Emu

      February 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm

      Us aussies know better than do that in the dark
      Cheers Alex

  5. Sue Dreamwalker

    February 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Laughing here Emu, it could only happen to a Brit!.. Wishing you a great weekend.. Take care now and dont go on any water Flushing saving trips down the garden now.. 🙂

    • The Emu

      February 18, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Aussies know better than to point their arse to the ground at night here in Australia

  6. prenin

    February 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm


    Oh you’ve gotta laugh!!! PMSL!!!

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      February 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Pays not to point ya arse to the ground at night in Australia mate

  7. Sabina Brave

    February 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Hello Ian 🙂
    Thank you for making me smiling 🙂

    • The Emu

      February 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      My pleasure Princess

  8. Angelwings6

    February 17, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Thanks for the warning Emu, I now know Tassie is a hostile place….

    • The Emu

      February 17, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Its a safe place when ya get to know our animals and reptiles
      One thing ya dont do is point ya arse to the ground in tha dark, hehe

  9. magsx2

    February 17, 2012 at 12:24 am

    All I can do is smile, I just couldn’t believe it when I read it this morning in the paper, I know it is far from a funny situation but still. 🙂

    I had already put this aside to do as a post, you beat me to it. 😀

    • The Emu

      February 17, 2012 at 4:26 am

      I thought it was funny too , only a pom would not know to check the area he wanted to crap in haha
      Think we both have the same sense of Aussie humour


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