Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima

Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) PHOTOS and VIDEO

Paradise tree snake in bush in Thailand. ©Vern Lovic.

[Last Updated: 29 April 2017] These are great snakes for a couple of reasons. Number 1 – their colors. This snake looks like Christmas – right? Amazing oranges, greens, and blacks make it very unique. Number 2? They fly. Well, they glide very far when they jump from a high vantage point. They can glide dozens of meters – and probably more. These snakes are limited only by how high they are when they jump. Typically they...

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Golden Tree Snake – Mildly Venomous

These Golden Tree Snakes are also known as Flying Snakes. They glide very well, perhaps the best of any snake in the world, and even better than some squirrels and lizards. Golden Tree Snakes are lime green (งูเขียว) and black checkered type patterned snake. They are tree dwellers but can climb anything, even walls. They appear to have a favorite food – the Tokay Geckos that reach sizes of 12+ inches long in adulthood. They are frequently...

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Golden Tree Snake – Chrysopelea ornata, Common in Thailand

These are like the road runner of snakes – they are super fast, thin, and agile. They can climb trees and bushes faster than any other snake I’ve seen, and they are wicked fast on the strike. Yesterday I saw one strike so fast I couldn’t see it. That’s fast. These are very common snakes here in Thailand, they are definitely one of the top 5 snakes you are likely to see in this country. On average...

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Snake Photos – Golden Tree Snake and Reticulated Python

Here are two Thailand snake photos by reader, Kevin Shupe, from Cape Panwa, Phuket. The first is a Golden Tree Snake, Chrysopelea ornata ornatissima. These snakes glide through the air – they can jump off a tree on a cliff and glide down to the ground. One got away from me yesterday by jumping off the stand he was on. Great snakes. Common. Cool colors. Venomous, but not very toxic to humans. The second is a reticulated...

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