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Flying Snakes: New Videos Reveal How They Do It

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posted on May, 12 2005 @ 01:50 PM

You might not think snakes need any more tools in their box of fright tactics. However, some of these slithering reptiles are dramatic flyers.

Jake Socha of the University of Chicago has been studying snakes' ability to act like birds for eight years. Today he revealed just how good they are at winging it.

"Despite their lack of wing-like appendages, flying snakes are skilled aerial locomotors," he said.


i never thought i would read something like this...

this is amazing

the videos are clicks away...

PIC: The paradise tree snake in mid-glide...

PIC: Another view of the paradise tree snake in flight...



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