Snake-bitten man critical, has slim chance of survival
Doctors at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are battling to save the life of a 23-year-old farmer, who was bitten twice on his left leg by a labaria snake.
The incident occurred some time around 06:30 hrs yesterday.
According to information, Ganeshram Chabbiraj, also called Andy of Mahaica Creek, East Coast Demerara, was going to his farm, which is about 100 yards from where he lives, when the snake attacked him.
His aunt, Omattie Chabbiraj, told Kaieteur News that the 23-year-old farmer told her that he was going to the back dam to pick bora.
“I see when he was walking going and then he stop in the track and walk back and he say something bite he. I ask him if it was a snake but he said he don’t know because he didn’t watch but when he walk back I see the blood running down he foot and I call on he father and my son and tell them a snake bite Andy.”
The woman said that her son along with the injured man’s father, Lakeram Chabbiraj, caught the snake and killed it.
“I see four bites on he foot so I try to tie up he foot and he faint.”
She explained that he was then rushed to GPHC. Sources claimed that the victim has a slim chance of survival.