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Paradise Tree snake

Chrysopelea paradisi

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Moist forests of Asia

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44 Comments (1–25)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

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

SandraPereira
SandraPereira 8 years ago

Great spotting ...congrats !!

Beautiful !

Telse
Telse 9 years ago

beautiful shot!

Smith'sZoo
Smith'sZoo 9 years ago

a true beauty! well done!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Sean, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3212133...

injica
injica 9 years ago

Amazing snake :)

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fantástico que hermosos colores

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

Fabulous snake.
So colourful. Great job too.

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Thanks LucBertrand and arlanda...

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

nice!

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 10 years ago

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

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

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

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

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

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 10 years ago

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

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 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
SarahJoyBallard 10 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 10 years ago

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

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 10 years ago

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

SeanWeekly
SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Yasser thanks for the spotting of the day! :)

geminigail
geminigail 10 years ago

Beautiful snake - great photo!

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 10 years ago

Thanks for the link Yasser - Incredible filming!

zayer
zayer 10 years ago

Yeah, great photo! Keep it up!

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

gorgeous!

Yasser
Yasser 10 years ago

Here's a great video documenting how this snake uses flight to escape from predators: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtlpfTwzz...

SeanWeekly
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SeanWeekly

Singapore, Singapore

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

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