A 65-year-old male has tonight been bitten by a snake in Allenstown.
A 65-year-old male has tonight been bitten by a snake in Allenstown.

UPDATE: Man in hospital after snakebite

UPDATE, 7.15AM: A MAN, believed to be in his 60s, was transported to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition with a snakebite to his arm.

INITIAL: EMERGENCY services are responding to a 65-year-old man who is understood to have been bitten by a snake in Allenstown.

It is believed the incident occurred about 6.15pm this evening at a West St property.

The snake reportedly struck the man on one of his arms, leaving puncture wounds.

Early reports suggest the patient is disorientated and going in and out of consciousness.

The snake's species is not known.

More to come.