Mysterious dragon’ filmed flying through Chinese mountains. A video showing a ‘dragon’ flying across a mountain range in China has left netizens bickering over whether the footage is real or fake. apparently shows the mythical beast flying over an unnamed mountain range somewhere near the border between China and Laos. Dragons are seen as a majestic creature in China’s folklore and the footage has captivated many, but some viewers have disputed whether the animal is a dragon or a flying dinosaur. In the video, a person asks viewers if they think the creature is a “dragon or pterodactyl,” in reference to pterosaurs – flying reptiles believed to have become extinct 66 million years ago.