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A rare sub-species of Paradise Flying tree Snake, I claim a 90 % probability that this is a new sub-species. It is closely related to Chrysopelea ornata in coloration and pattern so my Father and I plotted the following differences to separate the two species. Chrysopelea ornata My specimen Red-orange spots on the yellowish Red-orange (continues) line white stripes from the neck up to the along the dorsal line from the end of the tail. base of the head up to the anal vent section. The tail is all black black and white stripes with no red coloration. Four yellowish white stripes on Three stripes on the head. No the head with four yellowish spots no sign of any spot. between the stripe at the base of the head and the stripe at the back of the eyes. White stripes are speckled Clean cut, neat black and with black along the sides. white stripes. The details we've listed applies to juvenile and adult of both specimens. My specimen is a 12 inches long juvenile. It feeds mainly on small house lizards. It wriggles its tail to mimic a caterpillar in order to attract and lure its prey.
My uncle found it in the fresh/ brackish swamp area . He told me that he also found bigger adults of this species for several times.
On the video, I'm holding it in order to show how small this snake is. This specimen was actually found by my uncle washed off when a neck -level flood hit the area where he had his fishpond.. It was very weak so he decided to rescue it even though he's not sure if its venomous or not. We took care of it for several days then we release it back to where it was found after the flood. So far, I've done a research and I did not find any official recorded sightings of this species or sub-species in the Philippines.