species of snakes of genus Dispholidus in the family Lamprophiidae

A boomslang is a large, venomous snake found in Africa. Its name means "tree snake" in Dutch and Afrikaans.

A boomslang

Boomslangs eat small animals like chameleons, frogs, and birds, but they also eat eggs. Like all snakes, boomslangs do not chew – they swallow everything whole.

The venom (poison) of boomslangs can disrupt the clotting of blood, and this can kill someone. After a bite, one can sometimes feel a headache, nausea and sleepiness. This does not happen often, as boomslangs only bite humans when they feel attacked. This snake can make someone bleed from all the holes in their body including their hair pores.

Its eyes are very large in portion of its head; they have binocular vision as they also like to hunt chameleons as well as birds, and this binocular vision will help to spot their prey very easy.Its scientific name is Dispholidus typus. A boomslang is a slender snake with large eyes on a large blunt head that is distinct from the neck. The snake can grow to up to 2 meters long, but is on average about 1 to 1.6 m in length. .