Woman bitten by a snake

A young woman is being rushed to hospital this afternoon after being bitten by a snake at Kambah.

The 18 year old had walked into a paddock when the incident occurred.

ACT Ambulance Service Duty Officer Chris Barry said the woman felt a bite on her calf muscle and looked down to see a brown snake. She retuned home and rang Emergency Triple Zero (000).

She has been stabilised on scene by intensive care paramedics and is being transported to the Canberra Hospital in a stable condition.

"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," Mr Barry said.