It reminds me of "zmeu" (dragon-like creature of Romanian folklore). Sadly, "The relation with Romanian zmeură ‘raspberry’ has been deemed to be possible, but rather unlikely, by Alexandru Ciorănescu" (Wikipedia page on the Zmeu).
So, a raspberry-colored zmeu-dragon is flying a kite. I shall not forget this word, now! Haha, Thanks, friend!
In Russian, the word for snake is zmeya. I wonder if that could be an association with the kite.