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Last updated : 01/04/2007

This page is indexed on our home page under Aspect: 40. Venomous Snakes- Species and the Section: Boomslang

Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

Here are some links to information on the Boomslang (Dispholidus typus), in terms of its natural habitat, care in captivity and links to pictures. You will also find the main elements relative to a bite by this species, in terms of the venom type, time response to a bite, danger level of the venom, main symptoms and hospital equipment that should be on hand to treat a bite victim, and the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim., as well as the links on the detailed treatment of a snake bite victim and any further information that we found on the Antiserum.


Common Name Family: Genus: Species: Antiserum Snake bite Links Natural Habitat of the Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)
Tree Snake
Colubridae Dispholidus typus Intekom  EMBL, SA Snakes, Snakes of SA, TigerHomesSCARCE, Transvaal Museum


Venom type Time Critical Danger level Main symptoms Hospital Equipment
haemotoxic Slow acting fatal haemarrhaging  haemorrhaging


Links to Captive Care Sheets of the Boomslang (Dispholidus typus)

Links to Pictures of the Boomslang (Dispholidus typus),, geocities, Venomdoc, African-Nature, Google


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Last update : 01/04/2007