Flying snakes are excellent at quickly climbing. When they decide it's time to leave a particular tree and try another (perhaps escaping a predator) they propel themselves into the air, flatten their bodies out, and "swim" as they fall, which causes them to glide a certain distance away from where they started so they can visit another tree (or glide all the way to the ground). It's well worth watching.
- Chrysopelea taprobanica account on The Reptile Database
- Chrysopelea taprobanica account on iNaturalist
- de Silva, A., Ukuwela, K. 2017. A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles of Sri Lanka