A Cairns woman had a rude awakening when she was reportedly bitten by a snake in her sleep.
The woman, aged in her 50s, was bitten just after 5am local time at a home in the suburb of Westcourt.
The ABC has reported the woman was asleep when the reptile struck.
An ambulance spokeswoman said she was taken to hospital in a stable condition with two puncture wounds to her nose.
The species of snake is unknown. Later this morning, a southeast Queensland man was bitten on the foot by an unidentified snake in the yard of his North Lakes home.
He is in a stable condition at Redcliffe Hospital.