Flying snake spotted in India

A rare three-foot flying snake was spotted in India’s Coimbatore district by residents. The species, seen in South India, is mostly found in Sri Lanka and other zones having same climatic conditions.

Kalampalayam villagers called the snake rescuers to capture the reptile which was seen crawling, jumping and flying from tree to tree.

The snake rescuer, Ranjith, captured the reptile and identified the reptile as a rare Sri Lankan flying snake.

According to the experts, the “flying snake” climbs using ridge scales along its belly. It moves vertically up a tree. Upon reaching the end of a tree’s branch, the snake continues moving until its tail dangles from the branch’s end. When it jumps from one tree to another it appears as if it was flying.

They said that Chrysopelea is more commonly known as the flying snake or gliding snake.

Later, the snake was later handed over to forest department.

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