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Snake Handler In Hospital After Cobra Bite

A snake handler has been rushed to hospital after he was bitten on the leg by a King Cobra.

The man, aged in his 50s, flown to hospital by air ambulance following the incident this afternoon, the West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

A doctor was in the West Midland Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire, at the time and treated the victim before the helicopter arrived.

He is in a stable condition at the Worcester Royal Hospital.

The ambulance service said that it is not thought the venom entered his bloodstream.