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June 26, 2005

Coolest thing ever

Via Majikthise, some Flying Snake Video Clips. Flying in the same sense that some squirrels do, that is. The Paradise tree snake will leap from a height, flatten its body and curve into an "S" to present a stable, flat surface for optimal lift, and glide for a fairly astonishing distance. Wow.

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WHOA!! ok that i havent heard of.
HEY:)
first time here...
came in through Jay's blog

Posted by: Sunshine at June 27, 2005 12:13 AM
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I saw these clips a couple of days ago here. The movies where the snake makes a sharp turn mid-flight creeped me all the way out, yo.

Posted by: the_bone at June 27, 2005 07:07 AM
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They are exceptional animals! Being a herpetology nut, I've long been fascinated by all the snakes, but opisthoglyphous snakes are my favorite!

Posted by: Hungry Hyaena at June 27, 2005 04:12 PM
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The_bone tried to show me the flying snakes the other day (inadvertent euphamism alert) and my response then and now is:

There is no such thing!

*shudder*

Posted by: Space Kitty at June 28, 2005 11:17 AM
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