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- September 28, 2009 at 6:18 am #264168
Spotted an unusual movement of more than 200 metres distance away and took a shot with 500mm. Result turn out to be a Paradise Gliding Snake (scientific : ) aka Paradise tree s. climbing on a vertical velocity climb on a coconut tree unlike most other snake that coil around the trunk of the tree to reach the top. eg. python, etc. The climbing behaviour is interesting to some people as it debunked the myth that all snake climb upward by coiling itself on a tree. The term gliding was used because this specie could "fly" or glide from a coconut tree to the next tree below once they decided to look for other food source or mate opportunities instead of climbing down from tree to tree. The one captured on photo is a full grown adult estimated aound 1.3 metres or 1,300mm in length.
See below for the link :
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You really have a very good eye sight to see this snake.
Looks like well concealed and I think most people will miss it.
Think once I watched some documentary about this snake and it was taken from Bukit Batok Nature Park.
This Snake can really glide down well.September 28, 2009 at 5:37 pm #302314
Rey – Yes there was a show on TV filmed at Bt Batok Park once showig this gliding or "flying" snake. Glad you watched that show. Thanks for your kind words.September 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm #302325sleepycatMember
Amazing snake with "spiderman" stick-on ability.October 8, 2009 at 6:56 am #302994
Sleepycat – glad you find it amazing. thanks for your feedback.
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