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Species:
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

Classification: Dangerously Venomous

Other Names: Tree Snake

The Boomslang is largely tree-living but may descend to the ground to bask. In trees it poses no threat to humans as it is extremely reluctant to bite and bites are rare. It is a popular fallacy that being back-fanged it can only bite onto a small digit – this is incorrect as it can open its mouth very wide.

Hatchlings and juveniles are grey with a massive emerald green eye but change to the adult colours around 1 m. Most males are bright green, sometimes with black between the scales but in the Cape Provinces they are usually black above with green, yellow or orange sides. Females are brown in colour.

Boomslang venom is haemotoxic and compromises the blood clotting mechanism, causing uncontrolled bleeding if not treated. The South African Vaccine Producers manufacture a monovalent antivenom for Boomslang bites that is very effective.

Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  Repost @fieldherper
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  Repost @travel_photography_timo
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  Repost @hirals_hive
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  Repost @kevinulett_herps
Repost @matt_durell  Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @anciad13
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @scalesandmore
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) shedding. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸️ @jmsnakes
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @justingodwin_101
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) feeding on a frog. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @wilmari_porter_photography
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @chris_caine_88
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) from the Western Cape, South Africa. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @hirals_hive
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @littleashcloud
Female Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @jmsnakes
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @hirals_hive
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @kylemaier.photography
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @nickevanskzn
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholydus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @scalesandmore
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) from Joubertina, Eastern Cape. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @wb_reptile_conservation
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) from Cape Town, Western Cape. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @snakerescue
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) feeding on a chameleon. Dangerously venomous.  📸 @latestkruger
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @jmsnakes
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) from Montagu, Western Cape. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @gerrieheyns
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @tylerdavisphoto
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) illustration from the periodical "Das Buch der Welt" 1852.⁠
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📸 @romanceofbooks
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @littleashcloud
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) feeding on a frog. Dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @wilmari_porter_photography
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @nickevanskzn
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @chris_caine_88
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @mikefellsafaris
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @db_born_wild
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @barry_peiser
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @scalesandmore
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @snakerescue
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @nickevanskzn
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @stevescritters
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @living_zoology
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @afriherpphoto
Bright green eye of a Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), one of the most venomous snakes in Southern Africa. Photo taken at Lower Sabie, Kruger National Park.⁠
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📸 @ruan_minnaar_wild_photography
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) from Cape Town, Western Cape. Dangerously venomous.  📸 @snakerescue
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @anciad13
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @african_wildlifeimages
Juvenile Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @afriherpphoto
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @anciad13
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @iammakingart / https://instagram.com/iammakingart
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.  📸 @travel_photography_timo / https://instagram.com/travel_photography_timo
Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), dangerously venomous.⁠
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📸 @armand_grobler_photography
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