What you see here is a tiny little real life Flying Dragon found inside the Lambusango Forest reserve in Buton, Indonesia. Although it can’t really fly like the dragons we see in fantasy movies, they actually uses their wings to glide from top of the trees to travel from a one place to another, just like the flying snakes.
According to Wikipedia: Draco volans, or the Flying Dragon, is a member of the genus of gliding lizards Draco. It can spread out folds of skin attached to its movable ribs to form “wings” that it uses to glide from tree to tree over distances upwards of 8 meters (25 feet)
Reddit user Biophilia_curiosus has shared these images back in 2010. “The crazy part is that those lines you see running through the wings like veins are actually its ribs! They can expand and contract their chests at will to glide great distances. We were only able to catch females as they were laying their eggs. All we could do is watch as the males soared overhead.” he says in his post.
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