Species: Chrysopelea ornata

Size: snout-vent length=75 cm, mass=109 g

Video recording type: NTSC standard (30 Hz)

Playback rate: 50%

Description: C. ornata escape takeoff, bottom view

Additional comments: In this sequence the snake quickly leaves the branch by sliding its body laterally off the branch. The flattening and formation of the 'S' posture are also clear in this view.

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