You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen a gliding snake in action. This incredible video shows the Chrysopelea or “flying snake” as it glides through the air using the ridge scales on its belly. The flying snake climbs to a high point, chooses a destination, moves to the correct level of inclination and decides on a good landing area before thrusting its body in the intended direction, it then contorts its body like a concave wing, creating lift and allowing it to glide through the air in spectacular fashion. Courtesy of