Chrysopelea – Flying snakes

They use their flattened bodies and undulating movements to glide through the air, making them exceptional aerial gliders

In South and Southeast Asia jungles, five highly arboreal snakes rarely descend from tree canopies. They glide their way from one tree top to another, and flying snakes are technically better gliders than their more popular mammalian equivalents, the flying squirrels.

They can glide through the air as far as about 100 meters (300 ft) from the tops of trees by drawing up their ventral scales to make their underside concave. They are mildly venomous snakes but are harmless to humans. There are no substantial threats to flying snake populations, and IUCN has classified all flying snake species as Least concern.