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AFL legend Daicos bitten by deadly snake

05/02/2009 03:31:58 PM Comments (0)

AFL football legend Peter Daicos has been treated in hospital after being bitten by a snake.

It is understood the former Collingwood player was at his Balwyn home in Melbourne's east when he was bitten on the left foot by the potentially deadly red-bellied black snake.

A spokesman at Melbourne's St Vincent's Hospital confirmed Daicos was brought in on Wednesday night.

Daicos was in a stable condition when admitted and was released on Thursday afternoon.

"He is in a stable condition and resting up. I suspect he is sore and sorry," the spokesman said.

Daicos brought the snake, which his wife killed, to the hospital where it was identified as a red-bellied black snake.

Daicos finished his AFL career in 1993, after playing 250 games and kicking 549 goals for the Magpies.

Although the venom from the red-bellied black snake is highly toxic, its bite is rarely lethal if medical treatment is immediate.

It is common in urban areas in eastern Australia.

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