Girls make full recovery after snake bites
TWO Grafton teenage girls bitten by snakes at Minnie Water on Tuesday night are out of hospital after making a full recovery.
The girls, Poppi Kroehnert and Ellenie Whyte, both aged 17, were bitten by different snakes in Taraygir National Park's Illaroo campsite at Minnie Water in a 90-minute period around midnight.
Ms Kroehnert said she was bitten by a Stephens' banded snake and her friend, Ms Whyte, by a brown snake.
The snake attacks took place within 5m of each other, but more than an hour apart.
Ms Kroehnert said she was receiving treatment from a paramedic when her friend was bitten.
"I was having a splint put on my leg when Ellenie came up and said she had been bitten," she said. "It all got a bit hectic for a while."
Both girls were taken to Grafton Base Hospital.
The girls will tell their story in The Daily Examiner tomorrow.