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Young Grass Snake Swallowing a Froglet

Observed: 19th June 2010 By: TheTladyTheTlady’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesTheTlady’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles

One of three young Grass Snakes that spent an afternoon catching froglets in my pond, thrashing about in figure of eight shapes. Here the hapless froglet is going down backwards.

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Well done!

It is quite rare to actually catch a snake feeding, this is a great sight.

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Grass Snakes eating frogs

Thanks! Last summer I found myself actually rescuing an adult frog from the jaws of an adult Grass Snake in my pond. It happened before I could think about it!