Soar­ing ser­pents

World of Animals - - Defying Gravity -

Form­ing a ‘J’ shape while dan­gling off a tree branch, fly­ing snakes thrust their bod­ies for­wards to their cho­sen land­ing point. The an­i­mal wig­gles from side to side as if slith­er­ing on the ground, al­low­ing it some con­trol over its di­rec­tion. They can glide for 100 me­tres (328

feet) with­out in­jury.

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