WITH the weather heating up, snakes are coming out of hibernation and the South Australian Ambulance Service has urged people to remain vigilant to avoid being bitten this summer.
Paramedics have responded to 48 snake bites throughout the state, which has included three in the Limestone Coast local service area.
The most recent snakebite in the region occurred at Eight Mile Creek during the middle of the day on November 25.
Two other incidents occurred last summer on March 17 in Robe and on February 13 in Port MacDonnell.
South Australian Ambulance Service chief executive officer Jason Killens said it was important to call