boomslang


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boomslang

a large greenish venomous arboreal colubrid snake, Dispholidus typus, of southern Africa
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Mr Hopkins said he could not reveal which species was behind the attacks, but rear-fanged snakes include the Mangrove snake - an aggressive, mildly venomous snake - and the Groen Boomslang, which has the most potent venom out of all rear fanged snakes.
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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.
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