Snakes can fly

(ORDO NEWS) — Flying kites exist and now scientists finally understand how they can fly …

A paradise snake, which is a native of South and Southeast Asia, has been known to scientists for some time. But they never really understood how this species – and others like it – could fly through the air.

Researchers at Virginia Tech conducted controlled tests with snakes in a closed environment. They found that the wave-like movement of the snakes during the flight stabilizes them, allowing them to fly further.

There are five recognized species of flying kite: Golden tree snake, Paradise tree snake, bivalve tree snake, Moluccan flying snake, Sri Lankan flying snake.

Knowledge of their behavior in the wild is limited.


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