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21. Aug 2019 at 07:38 Ljubljana News

Hiker recovering from snake bite

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A foreign tourist bitten by a viper is recovering and in stable condition.

The hiker tried to pick up the snake while hiking in the Julian Alps, believing there were no poisonous snakes in the country. There are three.

She was flown to Ljubljana's hospital by helicopter.

The hospital treats between nine to twelve cases of venomous snake bites on average per year.

Michael Manske