Green Snake Catches Unsuspecting Frog
My sister Wendy was visiting me and we took a brief trip to Chiang Dao. The heat in April in Northern Thailand is rather intense, so we were hanging out at the pool. I was talking to Wendy noticed that behind her a snake appeared. It had its head raised and was right next to the pool. Wendy was not particularly afraid of the snake I was pleased to know, but we both thought it we should give it some room…and get our cameras.
It slithered away from the pool…
…then finally to a tree. Wendy and I watched it creep up the tree. We didn’t really know what it was after, then it struck something. Watch.
This gave both of us a bit of a fright, and then we cautiously approached to see what it had caught. At first I thought it would be a gecko, but upon looking at the legs, it was definitely a frog.
It you want to see the capture in better detail, watch the video between 5 – 6 seconds pausing often or making it go in slow motion or ‘frame by frame’ (which doesn’t really apply to the digital world). You can see the whole frog attempted escape and capture. It’s predator and prey action at its best. Very exciting, though sad for the frog.
Ah the food chain. Catching small live animals and swallowing them whole, it’s just what snakes do for survival. Sorry frog.