Paradise Tree Snake

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“The Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) is a beautiful snake, commonly encountered in our nature areas. This snake has caught the world’s attention for its ‘flying’ ability, which has been featured and explained in several documentaries like this one LINK.

“I managed to meet and video this species on several occasions. Here’s one which has just caught a Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor), and tightening its coils around its victim:

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“Here’s another posing co-operatively while doubling up on itself and basking in the morning sun:

“And finally, here is one gliding up a tree.

Lena Chow
Singapore
25th December 2013

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