Boy flown to hospital after being bitten by snake in New South Wales

A boy has been flown to hospital after he was bitten by a snake on the New South Wales Central Coast.

The eight-year-old was bitten while playing in long grass at Peats Ridge, shortly after 7:30pm (AEDT) on Saturday.

He was flown to Westmead Children's Hospital in Sydney in a stable condition.

CareFlight spokesman Mark Lever said it was not known what species of snake bit the child.

"The young fellow was not really in a position to identify the snake, but he certainly knew that something had hit him," he said.

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