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Excuse me. I’ve got a frog in my throat

October 11, 2013

DSCN3825The reptiles have awoken from their winter torpor and are hungry. Walking next to the dam on the weekend we came across this Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus) with a penchant for French food – frog legs, no less. Frogs are the main diet of these snakes. They also prey on other reptiles and small mammals. The snake wasn’t saying much — it’s rude to talk with your mouth full.

Finger lickin' good (if I had any)

Finger lickin’ good (if I had any)

The Pobblebonk Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) wasn’t ‘bonking’ either. The neurotoxins in the snake venom are rarely life-threatening to humans but of course are deadly to frogs. We left the snake to enjoy its lunch in peace.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Susan permalink
    October 12, 2013 2:20 pm

    Wonderful photos! Such good action shots and the snake looks very pleased with himself in the second shot – almost a smile there!


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