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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 10 years ago

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

SandraPereira 11 years ago

Great spotting ...congrats !!

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 11 years ago

Beautiful !

Telse 11 years ago

beautiful shot!

Smith'sZoo 11 years ago

a true beauty! well done!

KarenL 11 years ago

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

injica 12 years ago

Amazing snake :)

rutasandinas 12 years ago

Fantástico que hermosos colores

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

Fabulous snake.
So colourful. Great job too.

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Thanks LucBertrand and arlanda...

arlanda 12 years ago


LucBertrand 12 years ago

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

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

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

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 12 years ago

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

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 12 years ago

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

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 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 12 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 12 years ago

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

rubens.luciano 12 years ago

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

SeanWeekly 12 years ago

Yasser thanks for the spotting of the day! :)

geminigail 12 years ago

Beautiful snake - great photo!

AnnvanWijgerden 12 years ago

Thanks for the link Yasser - Incredible filming!

zayer 12 years ago

Yeah, great photo! Keep it up!

KarenSaxton 12 years ago


Yasser 12 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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