A 42-YEAR-old man is lucky to be alive after being bitten by a brown snake at Pittsworth.
Emergency services were notified of the incident shortly after 3.30pm.
The RACQ CareFlight rescue helicopter was tasked to a truck stop along the Gore Hwy just outside of Pittsworth to airlift the man to Toowoomba hospital
The truck driver who was travelling between Brisbane and Perth stopped at a truck stop, as he stepped out of his vehicle he was bitten on the right ankle by what he believed to be a Brown snake.
The Eastern brown snake is considered one of the most deadly snakes in the world.