West Midlands: Girl, 8, is hospitalised after being bitten by ADDER on Easter family picnic

West Midlands: Girl, 8, is hospitalised after being bitten by ADDER on Easter family picnic

An eight-year-old girl has been hospitalised after being bitten by an adder during an Easter family picnic at a West Midlands beauty spot.

The child, who has not been named, had her hand swell and was given two IV’s of anti-venom after the snake attack near her home in Birmingham.

She was with her parents enjoying Easter Saturday when she spotted the adder, and put her hand out towards the UK’s only venomous snake.

The adder struck and the girl were taken straight to hospital by her family after her hand swelled and she was given two IV’s of anti-venom.

Around 100 people are bitten by adders every year, which become more active in April and May during their breeding season, but no one has died since 1975.

An eight-year-old girl, pictured, has been hospitalised after being bitten by an adder during an Easter family picnic at a West Midlands beauty spot

An eight-year-old girl, pictured, has been hospitalised after being bitten by an adder during an Easter family picnic at a West Midlands beauty spot

The child, who has not been named, had her hand swell (pictured) and was given two IV’s of anti-venom after the snake attack near her home in Birmingham

Around 100 people are bitten by adders every year, which become more active in April and May during their breeding season, but no one has died since 1975. Pictured: The adder that bit the eight-year-old girl

Around 100 people are bitten by adders every year, which become more active in April and May during their breeding season, but no one has died since 1975. Pictured: The adder that bit the eight-year-old girl

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