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Paradise Flying Tree Snake (immature)

Chrysopelea paradisi


While still young , the snake is black with white stripes and an orange dorsal line. As it matures yellow and green colors start to appear which make it one of the most beautiful snakes. It feeds mostly on lizards.


A tree dwelling snakes and has the ability to jump and glide through the air from branch to branch.

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NickKing 5 years ago

Lovely picture!

Thank you all, I never expected an SOTD without the head. :)

Congratulations John!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 7 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD, Arthropod -Pueblo de Panay Biodiversity.This shot is amazing!!

sunnyjosef 7 years ago


Congratulations on the SOTD, Arthropod -Pueblo de Panay Biodiversity.
It is a beauty, lovely colors and the information is great. I love Snakes, one gliding in the air sounds amazing!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Congratulations, is precious!

armadeus.4 7 years ago

Beautiful snake, fantastic shot! Thank you for sharing :)

BarbaraSing 7 years ago

Beautiful shot.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Spectacular! Congratulations.

eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 7 years ago


LindaAlisto 7 years ago

beautiful SOTD ! Congratulations Arthropod !!!

wow! grabe! nice spotting sir :)

KarenL 7 years ago

Congrats, your awesome capture has earned you Spotting of the Day!
The paradise tree snake can launch itself from a treetop and sail as far as 300 feet to escape from predators!


Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

The scientific name: Chrysopelea paradisi

LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Amazing. Wish I could see that gliding! Does it have some lateral skin that it expands for gliding?

LindaAlisto 7 years ago


James McNair
James McNair 7 years ago


cseltzer 7 years ago

Cool! Did you put it there or was it already on the flower when you saw it?

AshleyT 7 years ago

Beautiful snake and shot! You should add the scientific name to complete your spotting so it can be removed from the unidentified list :)

Just too fast than the shutter.

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jul 28, 2014
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014

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