While removing this Adult male Boomslang (Dispholidus Typus) from one of our staff compounds I noticed how placid he was. Most people paint these poor reptiles as terrible aggressive creatures to stumble across, but if left alone are extremely shy and seldom bite.
Distinguishing factors of the Boomslang is the exceptionally large eyes and the head has a characteristic egg-like shape. The Boomslang is back fanged and packs one of the deadliest bites in Africa with haemotoxic venom, which disrupts blood clotting, and can cause organ degeneration and generalized tissue damage.
Males are brightly colored and females are brown or grey in colour.
– Dawie Jansen