Here in Africa, a boomslang is looking for its favorite meal, a chameleon. The boomslang is one of Africa’s longest tree snakes, a perfectly camouflaged ambush hunter. It has hemotoxic venom. Small amounts cause hemorrhaging, even death, even in humans. Now the chameleon is dangerous to its own prey of course; great eyesight and a tongue of glue equals lunch. The chameleon has skin that takes on the color of its surroundings and eyes that can spot food or danger in almost any direction.
But the chameleon is no match for the boomslang. The snake sees right through the chameleon’s camouflage but it’s still on its own food hunt and has not idea that it itself is being hunted. An African legend has it that the gods entrusted the secret of eternal life to the chameleon as a gift for mankind but the chameleon was too slow and death entered our world just as it enters the chameleon’s world here. The boomslang has super strength venom, slow acting but effective, destroying the vital parts of the victim’s blood. It has solid fangs. The venom is delivered via special grooves on the surface. The boomslang can now enjoy the delights of its fresh meal.