Boomslang means "tree snake" in Afrikaans
This venomous reptile is noted for being one
of the most beautiful and deadly snakes in all
The boomslang is quite deadly, and is one of the
few that can actually inject venom
rather easily. This is because they have large
rear fangs in which they deliver cytotoxic
venom when they bite. disable the
blood from clotting, and many people who are
bitten will bleed from every opening in their
body. This is a gruesome death, but luckily the
boomslang is a somewhat reluctant biter.
1- Columns are a family of snakes that are generally not venomous, and
venomous coloureds often don' t have venom harmful to humans.
The boomslang is native and restricted to
Boomerangs eat birds, insects, lizards, and
anything small enough that they can swallow.
Occasionally they will take other snakes.
The average adult '.
boomslang is .
1 60 cm
total length, but
some exceed 183
The eyes are exceptionally large, and the head
has a characteristic shape. Coloration is
Males are light green with black or
blue scale edges, but adult females may be
Boomerangs have excellent eyesight and will
often move their head from side to side to get a
better view of objects directly in front of them.
They have 7 to 8 smaller teeth, followed by
three very large, grooved fangs situated below
Shredded skin of a boomslang is one of the
ingredients to make the Polyjuice Potion in J. K.
Rowling' s Harry Potter and the Chamber of
The venom of the boomslang also features in
the Agatha Christie thriller, Death in the Clouds
pub. 1935), featuring her famous detective,
Boomslang is a Marvel Comics supervillain.
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Marvel Comics supervillan Boomslang
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