A young man has died within an hour of suffering a suspected brown snake bite in a Tamworth backyard, according to reports.
The 24-year-old was rushed to hospital after being bitten on the finger in West Tamworth - in New South Wales' New England region - on Wednesday night, according to Fairfax Media.

An eastern brown snake. (File image: The Australian Reptile Park)A report will be prepared for the coroner, a police spokeswoman said today.
It's believed the man was bitten by the snake as he tried to move it away from a family pet.

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