boomslang

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boomslang

(ˈbuːmˌslæŋ)
n
(Animals) a large greenish venomous arboreal colubrid snake, Dispholidus typus, of southern Africa
[C18: from Afrikaans, from boom tree + slang snake]
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Detectives initially thought they were for a medical condition But speculation grew that Garrick was injecting himself with venom to build up an immunity against snake bites after being bitten by a Boomslang snake in South Africa 13 months earlier.
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
Garrick, of Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, had previously been bitten by a boomslang snake.