A rare flying snake was spotted in Kalampalayam village, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, by residents.
The villagers then frantically called snake rescuers to trap the reptile which was spotted flying and crawling from one tree to another.
The snake rescuer, Ranjith, identified the three-feet-long reptile as a rare Sri Lankan flying snake.
The species is known to be found in dry zone lowlands and parts of the intermediate climatic zones in Sri Lanka. The reptile was later handed over to the forest department.