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Paradise flying tree snake


This snake is about 50 cm long , Im sure its young and cannot master its craft of gliding yet. It falls down beside my father while tending our garden, that's why he picked it up and we took a picture. A philippine coin and a measuring tape was place beside it to give an idea of its size. We are cautious it must be venomous at first so my father wore a glove, but I found out on a research later that its harmless. I cannot determine the exact scientific name as it differs in appearance or pattern with other Chrysopelea species Ive seen in the web.


we learned that its arboreal and feeds on insects and smaller lizards and frogs.


This specimen was released after we take its picture.

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Paradise flying snake
Chrysopelea paradisi variabilis

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That is one gorgeous snake, great pattern and colors, it is nice it is harmless. Thank you for sharing, shekainah d. alaban.

Kristen 9 years ago

Beautiful little snake you have there!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Wonderful patterns!

dedes 9 years ago

beautiful colors

ulvalactuca77 9 years ago

What a beautiful Snake!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

The patterns and colors are beautiful! Nice spotting!

KarenL 9 years ago

What a lovely snake!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Gorgeous snake, and a fun composition!

misako 9 years ago

beautiful snake!

Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 18, 2010
Submitted on Mar 3, 2012

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