The twin-barred gliding snake, also known as the twin-barred tree snake (Chrysopelea Pelias), is a small yet unique reptile native to Singapore. As the name suggests, this snake glides through the forest, going from one tree to another hunting for its favourite meal, geckoes! Its striking feature of a red upper body with black and white stripes will surely catch your eye. The maximum growth of the snake is 75 cm and possesses a mild venom. Although they’re generally shy and will not approach you otherwise, precautions should still be taken when met with this fella!
- Arboreal, but can be seen under dense vegetation
- Not often territorial
Where can you find it in Singapore?
- Pulau Ubin
- Central Catchment Nature Reserve