Holy Moly! Snakes can fly!

by JGordon on Nov. 24th, 2010

Or, at least, they're unable to prevent themselves from being dropped off a 50-foot platform.

During a 50-foot fall, snakes can glide over 80 feet horizontally. Pretty wild. But watch the video.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Liza's picture
Liza says:

I hope no one (JGordon, I'm looking at you) decides to toss *me* off a 50-foot platform to see if *I* can fly...

But the video is pretty cool.

posted on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 12:38pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Well, I like to think that I'd at least ask first.

posted on Wed, 11/24/2010 - 1:21pm
jb's picture
jb says:

it's a bird! its a plane! it's a snake! da da daaaa

posted on Sat, 11/27/2010 - 9:15am
MinaM's picture
MinaM says:

For many individuals, like Indiana Jones, snakes are crawling creatures of nightmare. What do the afraid do with "Flying snakes fascinate Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency" flying snakes,then? Give them to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for study. There are flying snakes in southeast Asia. The Chrysopelea ornata (ornate flying snake) may just have armed service application. These flying snakes live in trees and have a propensity for major glide time. The potential is so enticing to Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency that they're funding a Virginia Tech research of the flying snakes' glide ability, writes the Washington Post.

posted on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 3:10am

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