Short Wave: Why Do Flying Snakes Wiggle In The Air?

Some snakes can fly, and we don’t mean on a plane.

Certain snakes that live in South and Southeast Asia can leap off branches, undulating through the air, onto another tree. But why do they wiggle? NPR science correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce shares one researcher’s quest to find out.

You can read Nell’s story here.

Follow Maddie (@maddie_sofia) and Nell (@nell_sci_NPR) on Twitter. Email the show at shortwave@NPR.org.

 

Short Wave Podcast

It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.


Biology, Zoology
Snakes
Middle School, High School

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