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Species information


Eye colour


Skin colour

Green (male), brown (female)

Height of average adult


Boomslangs (Dispholidus typus) are relatively small, venomous colubrid snakes native to sub-Saharan Africa. The skin of a boomslang is mostly green in males and brown in females. A boomslang's diet consists mostly of small lizards and frogs, swallowed whole, though on occasion will eat mammals or birds (and their eggs). Their venom is highly poisonous, but slow to act.

Uses in PotionsEdit

The boomslang's skin is used in certain potions, most notably Polyjuice Potion. Boomslang skin is not a common Potion ingredient, but can be found in the private store room for the Potions professor at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


The English word "boomslang" is an English loan-word from Afrikaans or Dutch, "boom" meaning tree, and "slang" meaning snake.


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