On this day …….. 15th May 1939


Charmed Loef from Wyong, New South Wales, took decisive action on the 15th of May 1939, when a death adder bit him on two fingers. Loef had shot a parrot, but when he went to pick it up, the adder attached itself to the fingers on his left hand. He put the two fingers over the muzzle of his double barrel shotgun and blew them and the adder off. He then picked up the parrot and went to hospital for treatment.