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Child hospitalized after venomous snake bite in Punta Gorda

Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2024. 6:28 am CST.

By Horace Palacio: A young boy identified as Adrian Cus is receiving medical treatment at the P.G Hospital after being bitten by a venomous Tommy Goff snake (fer-de-lance). The incident occurred in the Toledo District yesterday, raising concern among family and friends.

The Tommy Goff, one of the most dangerous snakes in Belize, is known for its aggressive behavior and potent venom. Authorities urge immediate medical attention in the event of a snake bite, emphasizing that prompt treatment can significantly improve outcomes. Residents are advised to wear protective footwear and avoid tall grasses to minimize the risk of snake encounters.

The community has rallied around Cus, offering support and well wishes for his recovery. Details on Cus’s condition are not yet available, but the incident underscores the need for public awareness and education regarding snake bite prevention and first aid.


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