Happy tears for an­nual onion crop in Myrtle­ford

Wangaratta Chronicle - - Regional News -

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AN el­derly man was flown by air am­bu­lance from Mt Buf­falo af­ter be­ing bit­ten by a snake over the week­end.

The 80 year old was about four kilo­me­tres from Cresta Val­ley on the Back Wall Track when he was bit­ten on the thigh by a brown snake on Satur­day morn­ing.

Bright SES deputy con­troller Gra­ham Gales said the man was with a re­tired doc­tor who ini­tially treated the bite.

“Lo­cal am­bos and SES re­sponded and waited at Cresta to con­firm that the he­li­copter could winch him out,” he said.

“They were able to do that, and he was flown to Wan­garatta hospi­tal to be treated.”

WORTH THE WAIT: Tony Fer­raro dis­plays his onion seed crop in Myrtle­ford. Mr Fer­raro de­scribes the crop as “quite pic­turesque and some­thing a bit dif­fer­ent”.

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