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Fri 04 Jun 2004

Gliding snake episode premiers on NGA, Mon 11 June 2004: 11pm

Category : tvradio

Snake Wranglers,
National Geographic Channel Asia
Episode 10 of 13: Jake's Flying Snakes.

Mon 07 June 2004: 11.00pm

Also showing on:
08 June 2004 - 6.00am
14 June 2004 - 7.00am
14 June 2004 - 4.00pm
20 June 2004 - 5.00pm

"A snake that can fly? Biomechanics snake wrangler Jake Socha wants to learn more about the paradise tree snake that has developed a remarkable trait...it can glide. He'll journey to Singapore top capture the rarely seen gliding snakes and obtain high definition footage of their wingless flight."

In 1997, Jake Socha came to Singapore to work on gliding snakes (romantically called 'flying snakes") for his PhD. He was assisted by a group of undergraduates, the first ever formally recruited by the department for snake work, paving the way for "RMBR Snakehunters" in 2001.

Now an Ugo Fano Postdoctoral Fellow at the Argonne National Laboratory and the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Jake wrote to inform us that his more recent trip to Singapore with a National Geographic crew will finally air as Episode 10 in the series Snake Wranglers, now showing on National Geographic Channel Asia.

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