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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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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
Jet has claimed that Wales died from the lingering effects of the 2003 boomslang attack.
But this week he unveiled new band The Healers on Bangin' On, the introductory single to debut album Boomslang which follows on Monday week, with Kula Shaker old boy Alonza Bevan (bass) and Zak 'son of' Starkey (drums) completing a trio who, says Marr, "tried to get into what was best about us as individuals.
Sometimes, she says, as she hurries to gather up her blanket, the boomslang will come into the village, sometimes they will go up in the thatch.
Boomslang Instruments, the mother company of PFO, develop GPS tracking alarm devices for objects of personal value, such as bicycles, pets and helmets, as well as the patented and innovative PFO One personal alarm bracelet.
4 The snakes responsible for severe bites in the study region include: forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca), M'Fezi or Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica), Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), boomslang (Dispholidus typus), vine snake (Thelotornis capensis), puff adder (Bitis Arietans) and Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica).
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.
British-born Joanna Jet says he died from the lingering effects of a bite from a boomslang in South Africa 18 months ago.