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Boomslang
Boomslang

Boomslang

Boomslang  Family: Colubridae Dispholidus typus can grow to 2m long. These snakes are dimorphic: in Botswana the female is a dull brown on the back and dirty cream speckled underbelly. The male is green. The eyes of this snake are noticeably larger than other snakes. They are one of the very few snakes worldwide able to see stationary prey/predators. Diurnal.

Food: they eat birds and their eggs, chameleons, frogs and lizards

Habitat: arboreal and occur through most of southern Africa except very arid areas.

Reproduction: Oviparous and lay 8 to 25 eggs

Venom: haemotoxic attacking red blood cells and prevents blood clotting.