South Africa's most venomous snake!

South Africa's most venomous snake!

Did you know, the snake with the most toxic venom, drop for drop, in South Africa, is not the Black Mamba? It is in fact the Boomslang!

Boomslang male
Nick Evans

"However, the Black Mamba's venom works far more quickly than a Boomslang, which makes it a more dangerous bite. Boomslang venom thankfully takes a very long time. Symptoms can only start showing after 12 hours or more," says Nick Evans.

In this week's episode of Snake Rescue Extra podcast, Nick discusses the habits and venom of this highly venomous but shy snake.

Listen below.

Boomslang female
Nick Evans
Boomslang juvenile
Nick Evans
Boomsang hatching
Nick Evans

Listen to past episodes from Snake Rescue below.

Meanwhile, tonight you can watch Nick in action on his new TV show called "Snake Season". It airs on DSTV channel 180,  People's Weather Channel, at 6 PM, with a repeat at 9PM.

New episodes every day this week until Thursday evening.

LISTEN | READ: The deadly African snake that has its own pepper spray

Nick's organisation, KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, is a chapter of The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organisation.

Contact Nick on 072 809 5806 for information about snake removals. Email him if you'd like to find out about his educational talks.

Show's Stories