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Paradise Tree snake

Chrysopelea paradisi


This snake is also known as the 'flying snake' as it can glide by stretching the body into a flattened strip using its ribs. It can cover a horizontal distance of about 100 metres in a glide from the top of a tree.


Moist forests of Asia

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44 Comments (1–25)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Incredible colors. WOW! Very cool snake. Great find!

SandraPereira 9 years ago

Great spotting ...congrats !!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 10 years ago

Beautiful !

Telse 10 years ago

beautiful shot!

Smith'sZoo 10 years ago

a true beauty! well done!

KarenL 10 years ago

Congratulations Sean, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today!

injica 11 years ago

Amazing snake :)

harsuame 11 years ago

Fantástico que hermosos colores

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Fabulous snake.
So colourful. Great job too.

SeanWeekly 11 years ago

Thanks LucBertrand and arlanda...

arlanda 11 years ago


LucBertrand 11 years ago

Fantastic snake !!!!!and very nice pictures , good job :))

SeanWeekly 11 years ago

I have just logged on and read all your comments thanks. Its like winning an Oscar :)

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 11 years ago

Congrats! I knew this pic would be a Spotting of the Day :)

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 11 years ago

Congrats Sean for the spotting of the day honors :-)

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 11 years ago

I am assuming though that it would be very easy for a bird of prey to swipe it off in mid air!!

SarahJoyBallard 11 years ago

Thanks for the post! I've never heard of that snake! It is most definitely the most beautiful snake I've ever seen!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Yes... Great information... and Sean Congrats..!!

rubens.luciano 11 years ago

Hi Sean,
Nice pictures !
Where did you take this pictures ?

SeanWeekly 11 years ago

Yasser thanks for the spotting of the day! :)

geminigail 11 years ago

Beautiful snake - great photo!

AnnvanWijgerden 11 years ago

Thanks for the link Yasser - Incredible filming!

zayer 11 years ago

Yeah, great photo! Keep it up!

KarenSaxton 11 years ago


Yasser 11 years ago

Here's a great video documenting how this snake uses flight to escape from predators:

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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 1, 2011

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