Thankfully, the girl is doing fine, and one of the key reasons that she survived is because her grandmother administered effective first-aid immediately.
The man initially thought that he had stepped on a stick until he realized it was a highly venomous brown snake.
David Miles was rushed to hospital after his three-foot-long tiger snake mistook his hand for food, sinking its fangs deep into his skin to release the life-threatening venom in regional South Australia.
The National Parks Service said they had witnessed a "noticeable uptick in rattlesnake bites" this summer.
The snake bit the 79-year-old several times on his leg and hand before wrapping itself around his arm.
"The doctors said I wouldn't be here today if I hadn't have gone to the hospital when I did. When I came around, I was just in shock," said snake bite victim Nikita Aldridge.
Deakin Hawke had been on a week-long school trip to Canberra in Australia when he was bitten by a venomous snake.
The snake responsible for the unexpected bite is believed to have been an eastern brown or a death adder, officials said. The victim was identified by police as a 54-year-old male, of Queensland.
The attack, which occurred in Horry County, left the young victim with two fang marks that quickly turned into dark bruising and discoloration.
Jamie Lind said he used his phone to call his wife and tell his children that he loved them because he believed he could die.
"She was in a lot of pain, there was a lot of swelling, and she had tingling in her arm," the victim's daughter said.
Doctors say his wound could take more than six months to heal fully.
Her family was camping at Blue Spring State Park.
The girl had been in hospital for four days and was reportedly on a ventilator when attacked.