Paramedics are warning people to be cautious outdoors after a woman was rushed to hospital with a snake bite on Monday.
The 18-year-old had walked into a Kambah paddock when she felt a bite on her calf and looked down to see a brown snake.
She returned home and called 000. Paramedics treated her at home then took her to Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.
ACT Ambulance Service duty officer Chris Barry said: "The community should keep in mind that snakes are very active in the ACT at this time of year and you should exercise caution when outdoors."