Last Update: Wednesday, December 28, 2005. 12:38pm (AEDT)
Snake breaks cyclist's fall
A man has fallen off his bike and onto a snake at Viewbank in Melbourne's north-east this morning.
Ambulance paramedic Damien Warrillow says the man was riding along the Yarra River when the accident happened.
"He's fallen off his bike and fallen on top of a snake by the sounds of it and he's been bitten on the lower leg either by a tiger or brown snake," he said.
"He had a couple of friends with him so they've applied first aid ... they've applied the appropriate bandages and tyre and tubes to the lower leg."
The man has been taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.