Representational image of a frog
A perfectly-timed photograph of a carnivorous frog eating a snake has resurfaced on Reddit after years - but it remains as startling as ever. Posted on Reddit two days ago, it shows a snake peeping out from a large green frog's throat, presumably before it is swallowed. Since being shared online, the photograph, aptly titled 'One Last Scream Into the Abysssss', has been 'upvoted' over 3,000 times. See it below:
One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from WTF
According to the National Geographic
, the picture is several years old and was probably taken in Australia.
Conservation biologist and National Geographic Explorer Jodi Rowley identified the species as an Australian green tree frog, Litoria caerulea. This frog can be found all over Australia and New Guinea, according to the National Geographic
Whether the snake is a common meal for frogs is hard to say.
"It really has more to do with prey being smaller than the mouth size and moving across the frog's field of view," says Karen Lips, a conservation biologist at the University of Maryland. Basically, if the frog can eat it, it probably will, even though its regular diet consists of insects and sometimes mice.
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