Common Name: Twin Barred Tree Snake
Scientific Name: Chrysopelea pelias
Length: 50-60 cm
The twin-barred tree snake is the smallest and rarest of the flying snakes in Southeast Asia. It occurs sympatrically with the paradise tree snake in Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo and Indonesia but is far less common. This colourful flying snake species is defined by its broad red bands across the body with a corresponding thin yellow band to each that is bordered by jagged black lines. The ventrals are greenish with a yellowish white ventrolateral line on each side. In the wild, this snake feeds on lizards and possibly frogs. Not much is known about its ecology but it should be similar to other flying snakes.