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Paradise Flying Snake

Chrysopelea Paradisi

Habitat:

Jungle type setting in Bohol, Philippines.

Notes:

This snake seems to be able to climb straight up a smooth wall. Likes to jump and glide to it's destination. Also prefers to drop straight down from a tree to grab it's prey.


1 Species ID Suggestions

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago
sea krait
Laticauda colubrina Laticauda colubrina


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7 Comments

MichaelKelly
MichaelKelly 6 years ago

This is by no means a sea snake.

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

MIchael - On the Project Noah web site, you can edit this spotting and move the pin on the Google Maps applet to the correct spotting location, if the initial location is not accurate as you mentioned in your comment below.

Dotun55 - If you think it is a different species than identified, you could also use the Suggest ID function if you wanted to. I'm only comfortable identifying snakes in the US, so I can't confirm whether or not this is C. paradisi.

MichaelKelly
MichaelKelly 6 years ago

Not a sea snake. My farm is located far from the water. These snakes are very common on my farm.

MichaelKelly
MichaelKelly 6 years ago

Will do Neil, Thanks!

dotun55
dotun55 6 years ago

Must be a sea snake, the amphibious one

NeilDazet
NeilDazet 6 years ago

Hi Michael. Welcome to Project Noah. Cool first spotting - I've never seen a snake patterned quite like that before. When you get a chance, can you edit this spotting to add the scientific name (Chrysopelea paradisi), so it does not get classified as 'unidentified'. (see the FAQ for definitions of identified/unidentified)

MichaelKelly
MichaelKelly 6 years ago

The snake was spotted on my farm in Sagbayan, Bohol NOT Tagbilaran City as your map says!

MichaelKelly
Spotted by
MichaelKelly

Tagbilaran, Bohol, Philippines

Lat: 9.93, Long: 124.07

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 21, 2012

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