A young Queensland man is either very lucky or extremely unlucky after surviving two painful encounters with snakes in three days.
The 18-year-old contractor was working at a property on Friday about 300km west of Rockhampton when he was bitten on his right leg by an unidentified "brown coloured" snake.
After being treated at the Mackay Base Hospital he returned to work, where he was bitten again on Sunday, this time on his left forearm.
He had been clearing trees and shrubs on the opposite end of the same paddock to where he was bitten on Friday.
"This incredibly unlucky fellow wasn't very talkative as he was in great deal pain when we arrived at the hospital," an RACQ CQ Rescue crewman said.
© AAP 2016