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Snakes can glide through the air - and this is how

1 month ago   |   By KOAT

For some, the sight of a snake slithering on the ground is scary enough, so how about one launching itself through the air?
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Flying snakes? Here's how they can glide through the air

Flying snakes? Here's how they can glide through the air

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

TAMPA - For some the sight of a snake slithering on the ground is scary enough, so how about one launching itself through the air?
Chrysopelea paradisi - the paradise tree snake - does just that, propelling itself through the air from trees in South and Southeast Asia. Little was known about how such snakes “fly” before a team of scientists from Virginia Tech published a new research paper Monday.
Experts say the snakes glide through the air and study lead.
Discovered the undulating motion the snakes exhibit while gliding stabilizes them which allows them to fly further.
Since that...
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