Well, if we're making light of a year... What else could 2020 bring to us?! Flying Snakes are being studied right now and of course they've been around so it's nothing new but if I'm honest, I've never heard of 'flying snakes' and so I've learned something new today! Lol I gotta say, I'm intrigued by it even though I'm not a huge fan of snakes. They're cool from a distance!
(Gray News) – It seems that 2020 is full of surprises.
Scientists are now talking about flying snakes from Southeast Asia.
The paradise tree snake isn’t new, but researchers have figured out how they can remain airborne for so long.
“When flying snakes glide, they use aerial undulation,” the study in the journalNature Physicssays.
Their snaky movements help stabilize them and allow the snakes to increase their glide distance. It’s kind of like swimming through the air.
The snakes also spread their ribs, giving them greater wind resistance.
The researchers filmed the snakes leaping from tall poles and catching their every motion to come to their conclusions.