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Postby dtalbo00 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 7:04 pm

Has anyone ever heard of flying snakes. I saw a documentary on South Africa many years ago that included a segment about a flying snake. They flatten out and glide like flying squirrels. But I have never heard of them since that one program.
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Postby Linn » Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:06 am

yes I heard of them but I thought they were a lizard?

http://www.centralpets.com/animals/rept ... d2644.html

http://www.flyingsnake.org/
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Postby damien james » Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:34 am

They are real snakes actually. Pretty neat.

I think electrical animals are really neat too.
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Postby David George » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:47 am

Very true james flying snakes can glide and they are many myths surrounding them simply stupid.And electric animals well I wonder how they evolved.
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Postby Darby » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:08 am

It's likely a development of electrically-based "radar" in fish from very murky waters. They project an electrical field and detect disturbances, and some have evolved a refinement for defense.
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Postby dtalbo00 » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:27 pm

Thanks, Linn. I was able to find some information about them on the National Geographic site, but your link was even better.
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