Feathered Serpent Picture

More of my weird flying creature designs can be seen in my DA "LEXY WORKS" gallery:


There actually are a few snakes in the world that can flatten their bodies out into ribbon like airfoils. They can actually glide from tree to tree in jungles. This is not true sustained flight. in fact their glide ratios are rather low.

Imagine if a snake could transform its scales into feathers and greatly expand its lift surface. Such a creature could attain true flight and sidewind though the air like a kite tail. It would be a single flyingwing with variable geometry. It could use a cobra-like feather hood for guidence.

art & text (c) John P. Alexander
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