Shawn sent some pictures from Thailand. I am not a snake guy whatsoever but the patterns are certainly pretty.
Chrysopelea ornata ornattissima, The Golden tree snake. (ngu kieo lai dok mak) in Thai. Probably the most (or second most) commonly observed snake around here. They have a unique bone structure that they can control to create an airfoil that allows them to do controlled glides...once watched a tree lizard with the same feature climb a coconut tree to escape one of these guys. Both climbed about 20 meters up the tree and then both launched and glided to the next coconut tree five meters away and began climbing again. David Attenborrough moment! Shawn