boomslang

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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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The snakes will include snouted cobras, green and black mambas, deadly puff adders and boomslangs.
While Africa is famous for the Big Five, it is just as famous as the home of the world's deadliest snakes--several species of cobras, puff adders, boomslangs, and the chilling black mamba.