The flying snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) proves that not only are snakes, fantastic swimmers, they can also glide through the air
There are over 3,000 different species of snakes on our planet, and the ability to fly certainly doesn’t come naturally to any of them.
Flying snakes are generally between 2 and 3 feet long, but that size can vary depending on what species you’re talking about.
Unlike other flying animals, which tend to stay in open areas and rely on their speed and power to chase down food, flying snakes are ambush predators.
These tree-dwelling snake species can leap from branch to branch, using their long tails as counterweights.
While a bite from a flying snake would be pretty scary, it wouldn’t be very painful. These snakes don’t have any teeth, and they aren’t venomous either.
The way they catch their meal is pretty cool, too—once a snake has locked eyes on its target, it will launch itself into midair and grab its victim while still airborne.
There are actually five different types of flying snake in total. The most common is Chrysopelea paradisi, which is also known as Paradise Tree Snake
If you’re wondering all about flying snakes, what makes them so amazing this guide will answer all your questions.