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January 10, 2003 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Flying Snake movies [quicktime] Love the top view of a flying snake making a dramatic mid-air turn. Or two. Here's a CNN story about the guy who filmed them. [via New World Disorder]
posted by mediareport (7 comments total)

 
Here's the Flying Snake Homepage FAQ, too.
posted by mediareport at 3:22 PM on January 10, 2003


Hm, I know where the faq got its design inspiration.
posted by jragon at 4:36 PM on January 10, 2003


I used to have this on my show's links page--I love this stuff. In The Histories, Herodotus talks about the battle of the ibises and flying snakes--which is what me perk up when I first ran across this site.
posted by y2karl at 5:00 PM on January 10, 2003


Neat site, y2karl. Interesting to think that Herodotus may have heard about flying snakes from so far away. Or maybe the idea of flying snakes was cool enough to show up even without any direct evidence.

This snake makes me smile every time. It looks so damn intelligent as it sizes up its flight path. And then when it drops its body off the branch and goes for it - wow. What an amazing creature.

jragon: Don't leave us hanging. :)
posted by mediareport at 5:28 PM on January 10, 2003


these snakes - they fly?
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:45 PM on January 10, 2003


Hrmm.. seems to me that they aim at the ground then miss..
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny at 10:58 AM on January 11, 2003


I just saw the most AMAZING show that had these snakes and other flying creatures -- on Discovery. It was called Wild Discovery: Weird Nature. The filming was remarkable, surpassing even the likes of Attenborough and Microcosmos. Great show if you can catch it.
posted by sparky at 1:41 PM on January 11, 2003


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