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boomslang

A venomous colubrid snake native to sub-Saharan African, which is arboreal, diurnal and measures up to 160 cm. Only a handful of fatal human envenomations have been documented.

Importance
The venom is slow acting and contains a haemotoxin and anticoagulant. In addition to haemorrhage, the venom causes headache, nausea, sleepiness and confusion.
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Poisonous snakes most commonly found in Zululand Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Night adder (Causinae rhombeatus) Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) Zebra, western barred, or black spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta) Forest or white-lipped cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted or banded Egyptian cobra (Naja annulifera) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Vine or twig snake (Thelotornis species) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Table 3.
Attacked: Garrick recovers in hospital after being bitten by a Boomslang snake in South Africa in 2003; Deadly: Snakes were in this box found near the car; Last sighting: The Doubletree Hotel; Venom: Snake bite killed Scot Garrick; Affair: Porn star Jet; Death scene: Wales was found dead inside this hired 4x4
Where there is one boomslang, there may be two, Bogatsu had announced, beaming with his new-found authority.
Firstly, the clinical manifestations as described do not correlate with a boomslang bite.
For boomslang bites, 10--20 ml monovalent antivenom should be administered in 100 ml saline over 15 minutes.
Take a look at the Cobra Boomslang for about $65 and the Copper John C-4 (which they make for Cabela's) for around $40.
The Boomslang Plus 6 ($100) is the perfect sight for bowhunters looking to spend every minute of daylight in the treestand.
A good thing, too, since every creature we meet in these slithery pages is some sort of snake, be it a bushmaster in South America, a spectacled cobra in Southeast Asia, a tiger rattlesnake in Australia or a boomslang in Africa.
Garrick, of Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, had previously been bitten by a boomslang snake.
Garrick Wales was taken to hospital in South Africa in May 2003 after a bite from a boomslang, the country's deadliest snake.
British-born Joanna Jet says he died from the lingering effects of a bite from a boomslang in South Africa 18 months ago.