flying snake


: a brilliant gold-and-black tree snake (Chrysopelea ornata) of the family Boigidae that is able to leap clear of the ground when striking and often planes from tree to tree in the manner of a flying squirrel for distances as great as eight feet

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“Flying snake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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