Manslaughter charge over snake bite

Queensland police have charged a 31-year-old man with manslaughter over the sudden death of an 11-year-old boy who was bitten by a snake.

The man allegedly failed to seek medical attention after the boy reported being bitten at a property at Murgon in Queensland's South Burnett region on November 21 last year.

Police say the man and the boy were known to each other.

The man is due to appear in Murgon Magistrates Court on Decembre 6.