A Frequent Flyer? (1 of 2) (image) American Institute of Physics Caption The flattened shape of a flying snake in flight allows it to get lift from little whirls of wind (vortices) around it. Credit Copyright: Jake Socha Usage Restrictions This image may be used only with appropriate caption and credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.