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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
Spotted on Sep 1, 2011
Submitted on Sep 1, 2011
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44 Comments (1–25)
Incredible colors. WOW! Very cool snake. Great find!
Great spotting ...congrats !!
a true beauty! well done!
Congratulations Sean, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3212133...
Amazing snake :)
Fantástico que hermosos colores
So colourful. Great job too.
Thanks LucBertrand and arlanda...
Fantastic snake !!!!!and very nice pictures , good job :))
I have just logged on and read all your comments thanks. Its like winning an Oscar :)
Congrats! I knew this pic would be a Spotting of the Day :)
Congrats Sean for the spotting of the day honors :-)
I am assuming though that it would be very easy for a bird of prey to swipe it off in mid air!!
Thanks for the post! I've never heard of that snake! It is most definitely the most beautiful snake I've ever seen!!
Yes... Great information... and Sean Congrats..!!
Nice pictures !
Where did you take this pictures ?
Yasser thanks for the spotting of the day! :)
Beautiful snake - great photo!
Thanks for the link Yasser - Incredible filming!
Yeah, great photo! Keep it up!
Here's a great video documenting how this snake uses flight to escape from predators: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtlpfTwzz...