Slithery Holiday Ornament


Look what came out of this Christmas tree is South Africa. This is a speedy and potentially deadly boomslang snake.

Boomslang snakes have a highly potent venom, which it delivers through large fangs located in the back of the jaw. The boomslang is able to open its jaws up to 170 degrees. The venom of the boomslang is primarily a hemotoxin which disable coagulation.  The venom has been observed to cause hemorrhaging into tissues such as muscle and the brain. And without treatment, the victim is sure to die. Merry Christmas.