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Paradise Tree Snake

on 30th December 2014

“The Paradise Tree Snake (Chrysopelea paradisi) is a beautiful snake, commonly encountered in our nature areas. This snake has caught the world’s attention for its ‘flying’ ability, which has been featured and explained in several documentaries like this one LINK.

“I managed to meet and video this species on several occasions. Here’s one which has just caught a Changeable Lizard (Calotes versicolor), and tightening its coils around its victim:

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“Here’s another posing co-operatively while doubling up on itself and basking in the morning sun:

“And finally, here is one gliding up a tree.

Lena Chow
Singapore
25th December 2013

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YC Wee

Dr Wee played a significant role as a green advocate in Singapore through his extensive involvement in various organizations and committees: as Secretary and Chairman for the Malayan Nature Society (Singapore Branch), and with the Nature Society (Singapore) as founding President (1978-1995). He has also served in the Nature Reserve Board (1987-1989), Nature Reserves Committee (1990-1996), National Council on the Environment/Singapore Environment Council (1992-1996), Work-Group on Nature Conservation (1992) and Inter-Varsity Council on the Environment (1995-1997). He is Patron of the Singapore Gardening Society and was appointed Honorary Museum Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) in 2012. In 2005, Dr Wee started the Bird Ecology Study Group. With more than 6,000 entries, the website has become a valuable resource consulted by students, birdwatchers and researchers locally and internationally. The views and opinions expressed in this article are his own, and do not represent those of LKCNHM, the National University of Singapore or its affiliated institutions.

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