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'''Boomslangs''' (''Dispholidus typus'') are relatively small, venomous colubrid [[snake]]s native to sub-Saharan [[Africa]].
 
'''Boomslangs''' (''Dispholidus typus'') are relatively small, venomous colubrid [[snake]]s native to sub-Saharan [[Africa]].
The [[Boomslang skin|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.
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The [[Boomslang skin|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 [[egg]]s). Their venom is highly [[poison]]ous, but slow to act.
   
 
==Uses in Potions==
 
==Uses in Potions==

Revision as of 01:38, March 15, 2013

Boomslang
Species information
Sentience

Sentient

Eye colour

Black

Skin colour

Green (male), brown (female)

Height of average adult

100-160cm

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 Potions

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.

Etymology

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

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