Elderly Qld man critical after taipan bite

Tracey Ferrier

An elderly man is fighting for life after he was bitten by a large taipan that slithered into his Cairns home.

The man, aged in his 70s, was bitten by the highly venomous snake at his Yorkeys Knob home on Tuesday night.

Paramedics had to revive him after he went into cardiac arrest and he was taken to the Cairns hospital in a critical condition.