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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tree Snake

A tree snake that taken while I was on my way to the Canopy Walk@Taman Negara, pretty colourful one too, don't you think?


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5 comments:

Kelly said...

...very cool design and colorful. Good eye to see him on the tree!

madibirder said...

Use to see this snake quite regularly behind my house. Haven't seen her for quite sometime. It's one of three species of the famous flying snake, Paradise tree snake. So many myths attached to this snake.

Tabib said...

Beautiful colourful pattern. You have a sharp eye to have spotted this snake.
I think this is "flying snake" or Paradise Tree snake (Chrysopelea Paradisi). It can 'fly' or glide from tree to tree.

John JB said...

Oh my ...is it venomous ? Will it fly and attack human ? I got no knowledge at all about snake. Work snake I know lah ...hehehe...

yen said...

John,
Assuming if Tabib and madibirder is correct with the ID, this flying snake is mildly venomous,they are considered harmless because their toxicity is not dangerous to humans.

The description by Wiki on Paradise Tress Snake pretty much sum up its ID, do refer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysopelea