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Australian hockey team captain dies after he is bitten by venomous snake he picked up to carry it off the pitch

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Australian hockey team captain dies after he is bitten by venomous snake he picked up to carry it off the pitch

  • Karl Berry was captain of the Commerce-Pints Hockey Club in Darwin

  • He was training at Marrara Stadium when he spotted the snake

  • It bit him on the finger as he carried it off the field and he died hours later

By RICHARD SHEARS

PUBLISHED: 09:38 GMT, 26 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:08 GMT, 26 April 2013

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Tragic: Karl Berry, captain of the Commerce-Pints Hockey Club in Darwin, died after picking up a deadly Western Brown snake

The captain of an Australian hockey team died after he was bitten by a snake he picked up from the sports ground and carried into the bushes.

Karl Berry, 26, captain of the Commerce-Pints Hockey Club in Darwin, thought the snake was a harmless baby python.

In fact it was a deadly Western Brown, one of Australia's most venomous reptiles.

Not realising he had been bitten, Mr Berry then set of on a mile-long training run.

It was, reptile experts and medical staff agreed today, the worst thing he could have done. The exercise quickly spread the snake's venom throughout his body.

Part-way through the run, Mr Berry collapsed.

Paramedics arrived as other players comforted him on the hockey field at Marrara Stadium.

He was conscious enough to tell them that he had picked up a snake earlier.

'He said he thought it was a python, which would not have been dangerous,' said St John Ambulance operations manager Craig Garraway.

'He was quite unwell at this stage

'When the paramedics looked at his hand they saw the bite mark on his finger.

'The bite was more consistent with a bite from a poisonous species,' Mr Garraway told the Northern Territory News.

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Mr Berry was rushed to Royal Darwin Hospital in a critical condition and died a few hours later.

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Venomous: A Western Brown snake, like the one that bit Karl Berry, pictured in the Australia Zoo. Though deadly, a bite from a Western Brown cannot be easily noticed because the reptile does not inflict any pain

Mr Chris Peberty, a Darwin snake catcher, said a bite from a Western Brown cannot be easily noticed because the reptile does not inflict any pain.

'Then, within hours, you are looking at a lack of co-ordination and dilated pupils,' he told the ABC.

'After that you go into the risk of systemic effects, which start affecting your heart, your lungs and your respiratory system.'

It is understood that Mr Berry had picked up the snake after noticing it was near a group of young children who had just finished their training.

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Wow, that sucks. Snake is massive though why would you try to pick it up, I would run.

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I guess maybe in in Australia you're more accustomed to dealing with some non-venomous snakes and you wouldn't assume that every single one is dangerous, like you would in our culture.

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I guess maybe in in Australia you're more accustomed to dealing with some non-venomous snakes and you wouldn't assume that every single one is dangerous, like you would in our culture.

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I guess maybe in in Australia you're more accustomed to dealing with some non-venomous snakes and you wouldn't assume that every single one is dangerous, like you would in our culture.

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Most snakes in my area that you see are venomous but the most common the red belly black snake hasn't killed anyone in over 100 years, its more spiders you have to worry about in the city Funnel Webs, Trap door spiders and redbacks are all common in urban areas and funnel webs kill about 1-5 kids a year.

Then you have sharks, dingos, swooping magpies, and male platypus who are venomous.

But hey you guys have bears and moose they're fairly dangerous :)

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Spiders. :sick: What's a funnel web? I'll be sure to avoid it no matter where I am.

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Australia is nuts, I wouldn't trust any animal NOT to kill me

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Tragic.

Australia is nuts, I wouldn't trust any animal NOT to kill me

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I guess maybe in in Australia you're more accustomed to dealing with some non-venomous snakes and you wouldn't assume that every single one is dangerous, like you would in our culture.

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Why would anybody get close enough to this thing to get killed by it? I'd avoid that thing like the plague.

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We are in a thread talking about a guy picking up one of the deadliest snakes in the world.....

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We are in a thread talking about a guy picking up one of the deadliest snakes in the world.....

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Im gonna go ahead and assume the guy didnt realize he was picking up that snake. Maybe there is a similar looking snake local to the area that is harmless or he just misidentified it. Or maybe, just maybe, the guy was an idiot.

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Australia is nuts, I wouldn't trust any animal NOT to kill me

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A propos I just realized he died in a town called Darwin

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