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Paradise Flying Snake

Chrysopelea paradisi variabilis


Chrysopelea paradisi variabilis MERTENS,1968 belongs to the Family Colubridae; Subfamily; Ahaetullinae.


I was in my back garden and saw this snake flying down to the ground from a Kalamansi (Citrus microcarpa). I rushed into the house and grabbed my camera to try and get some pictures. After some searching in the undergrowth, I spotted it, but it was obviously alarmed by my approach and took off at some speed into deeper cover. I only managed one usable picture before it completely disappeared.


There is a beautiful picture of this species in the SYNOPSIS OF THE SNAKES OF THE PHILIPPINES, Leviton et al. which can be downloaded as a PDF. Some scientific information can be found in>SingleRpt>Chrysopelea_paradisi_variabilis

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John B.
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John B.

Palauig, Central Luzon, Philippines

Spotted on Jun 3, 2021
Submitted on Jun 3, 2021

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