Saturday, December 21, 2013

Creature Feature #66: Boomslang

With his large eyes and vibrant green scales, the Boomslang is an attractive tree snake. The female tends to be browner in colouration. His bite is venomous, containing a hemotoxin which disables the blood clotting process. The effect of this is slow, but can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and death. However, he is generally timid and will not bite unless provoked. He spends much of his time crawling through the trees and eating bird’s eggs, small mammals and anything he can swallow whole. In cooler months, he will occasionally hibernate in a weaver’s bird nest.

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