According to a recent study, Western Australians are the least confident when it comes to dealing with bites and stings from venomous creatures.
A survey conducted by a company that supplies anti-venom specifically for Australian fauna – Seqirus, indicated that 62 per cent of rural Western Australians surveyed were unsure of first aid for venomous creatures, which was higher than the national average of 48 per cent.
The survey examined how Australians prepare for summer, with many people being found to ignore the potential danger of bites and stings when outdoors.
Of those surveyed, only 11 per cent agreed that refreshing their first aid knowledge for bites and stings from venomous creatures was important. People are more concerned with weight loss programs, diets and planning holidays, the survey revealed.