Frog’s ѕtгᴜɡɡɩe for Survival: Confronting the Jaws of a Snake.thorr

A spotted bush snake ambushes and delivers a fatal blow to a frog twice the size of the snake’s head. The frog fights for its life in the snake’s jaws while the snake tries to swallow it whole.

Frog fights for life in snake’s jaws


26-year-old field guide Frank De Beer witnessed this bizarre scene as it unfolded. He shared his sighting with the Latest Sightings:

“While walking around the confines of the Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in the Timbavati private game reserve, I heard a high-pitched sound. I’ve never heard anything like it before.”

“I grabbed my camcorder and looked for the culprit behind this sound. Searching the bushes around the lodge from where the sound was emanating, I was anxious as I did not know what I was looking for, nor what I would find.”

Spotted bush snake

“The only certainty I had is that something is being attacked and killed. What could it be? That is when I came across this incredible scene of a spotted bush snake with a large foam nest frog clasped tightly in its jaws!”

Spotted bush snakes are harmless snakes that prey on frogs and geckos. These bright green snakes, which can be found throughout most of South Africa, are excellent climbers. This gives them an advantage when hunting tree dwelling prey such as tree frogs and lizards.

Did you know with our app you can ting your sightings from various parks in Southern Africa!

Snake ambushes and delivers a fatal blow to a frog

“I watched in awe as the frog struggled and fought for its life a few feet away from me. Even though this particular frog was relatively large, I was astounded by how easily this small snake ended the life of this frog.”

“The snake began moving off into the thickets to enjoy this well-deserved meal. After killing the frog, the snake proceeded to swallow the frog whole and digest his large meal in the confines of some thick shrubbery.”

Frog holds on for life

Smaller snakes, such as this spotted bush snake, do not need to eat every day. A meal of this size could satisfy this snake for close to a week. While larger snakes need to eat only once a week, smaller snakes may need to eat twice a week. This all varies according to the size of the prey that the snake has eaten.

“Even though I get to witness the wonders of African nature daily, even for me, seeing a snake catch and eat a frog is something rare, and I consider myself truly lucky.”

Related Posts

Dino-mite dіɩemmа: Beware the Rampaging Toddler-saurs.thorr

Attention parents, caregivers, and anyone with a soft ѕрot for adorable mауһem: Ьгасe yourselves, for the world of toddlers is under siege by a horde of prehistoric…

From Playgrounds to Pencils: Boys Trade Toys for School Days.thorr

As the sun Ьіdѕ fагeweɩɩ to its summery гeіɡп and the school bells chime their joyous tune, it’s time for the young lads to dust off their…

Aquatic апtісѕ and Garden Giggles: mіѕсһіeⱱoᴜѕ Tales of Little Rascals by the Water.thorr

Ah, the joys of childhood – where every backyard becomes a sprawling waterpark and every garden hose transforms into a mаɡісаɩ fountain of fun! For kids, there’s…

Urban Sports: Street-Savvy Boys Spreading Positive Vibes in Style.thorr

In the vibrant tapestry of urban landscapes, amidst the hustle and bustle of city life, there exists a breed of youngsters who exude an aura of coolness…

Veggie Couture: The Funny Adventures of Young Fashionistas.thorr

In a whimsical town пeѕtɩed amidst rolling hills and lush gardens, there lived a group of mіѕсһіeⱱoᴜѕ little girls with a knack for creativity and a love…

Double tгoᴜЬɩe, Double the Fun: The Hilarious Adventures of Twins.thorr

Having a twin is like having a built-in partner in crime, a lifelong best friend, and a constant source of amusement all гoɩɩed into one. іmаɡіпe the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *