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P1140720

Observed: 20th April 2011 By: JaneCJaneC’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJaneC’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
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Description:

Rather a gruesome end for one of the garden frogs, observed from start to finish. Do the snakes hunt in pairs? We distinctly saw two snakes, one much smaller. You can see two snake faces in one of the pictures, although the frog was eaten by the larger one. The smaller one did not appear again. Apologies, one or two of the photos are slightly out of sequence.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

KeithN's picture

Wonderful sequence.

Wonderful sequence.

allrounder's picture

Stunning

Superb set of pics. Gruesome it maybe but totally natural

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corylus's picture

Amazing

I like snakes far more than spiders but feel slightly queasy now.The snake itself looks as if it could have been vulnerable to predation.Well Done.

Hazel Trevan

anonymous spotter's picture

Great pictures -

Grass snakes often hunt in water, but they are nomadic and usually live alone.
Since it is spring (when a young snake's fancy turns to love), what you may have seen is a female - larger, usually - with a male still hanging around after breeding or attempting to do so. If there is plenty of food around, they may tolerate each other.

the naturalist man's picture

Grass snakes

No doubts these are grass snakes from the yellow markings on the neck. A fantastic set of photos; they show well how the snake can deal with prey far larger than its head - thanks for posting them.

Graham Banwell

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