Boomslang

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A boomslang

A boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is a large venomous snake found in sub-Saharan Africa.[1] Its name means "tree snake" in Dutch and Afrikaans. It is a colubrid, the largest family of snakes, found on every continent except Antarctica.

Boomslangs eat small animals like chameleons, frogs, and birds, and they also eat eggs. Like all snakes, boomslangs do not chew – they swallow everything whole.

The venom of boomslangs can disrupt the clotting of blood, and this can kill a person. After a bite, one can sometimes feel a headache, nausea and sleepiness. This does not happen often, as boomslangs only bite humans when they feel attacked.

Its eyes are large in proportion to its head; they have binocular vision that helps them spot their prey. Its scientific name is Dispholidus typus. A boomslang is a slender snake with large eyes on a large blunt head. The snake can grow to up to 2 meters long, but is on average about 1 to 1.6 m in length.

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