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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In addition to a number of standard waveforms, Cubic's system will demonstrate an internally developed, protected waveform known as "Boomslang."
Ross, who ran Keith's Reptile Parties, had kept snakes - including a poisonous boomslang and vipers - as well as lizards, scorpions, turtles, a polecat and a hawk in his one-bedroom flat.
She had an outdoorsy childhood in Africa, once saying a boomslang snake dell on her head, she also faced down a mock charging elephant and lived with a pet hyena.
The sign in the iconic snake pit on entering never fails to amuse me: 'Trespassers will be poisoned'.A boomslang, a mildly venomous snake slithers above it and I shoot it (with my camera).
Viperidae (vipers), Colubridae (back-fanged venomous snakes, e.g., Boomslang and the Twig snake), and Crotalidae (pit-vipers) venoms produce in addition to systemic/lethal effects, striking local effects, namely, hemorrhage, necrosis, and oedema [11, 16] as well as alterations in coagulability of blood [17-19].
[5] Purely haemotoxic bites are rare because of the timid nature of the two haemotoxic snakes, the boomslang and vine snake (twig snake).
What sort of creature is a boomslang? A A snake B A spider C An insect D A mammal
Rarely, the boomslang (Dispholidus typus), a colubrid with a haemorrhagic venom, can cause potentially fatal bleeding.
"Snakes climb the trees to get into the colony and then they inspect every single chamber--they're very thorough." Adult weavers will mob loudly and frantically, but a cape cobra or boomslang ignores them, bingeing on eggs and chicks by the dozen.
The World of Targets Boomslang Gong has a diameter of 9.5 inches and is constructed of 0.5-inch AR500 steel with a stable base.