The Cairns Post has the story:
Emergency workers raced to the scene to treat the man.
The wound was wrapped in plastic in case poison had penetrated the skin but medical staff gave the man the all-clear after conducting tests.
He was taken to Cooktown Hospital where he spent a night recovering.
The ambulance spokesman described him as "lucky", given his near encounter with one of Australia’s most poisonous snakes.
"I think he was a bit shocked and embarrassed," he said.