Page 1 of 1

Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 14th, 2017, 4:40 pm
by Zach Cava

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 14th, 2017, 6:12 pm
by Jeff
Exhibit A: One of the sad sounds of the Louisiana swamp is the scream of small Rana clamitans being swallowed feet-first by Western Ribbon Snakes.

Evidently it is not restricted to the South.

Jeff

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 14th, 2017, 9:12 pm
by Zach Cava
interesting; this one was silent

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 14th, 2017, 10:03 pm
by Ronquillo08
Hi Jeff,

What part of Louisiana are you from. My family is from South Plaquemines, but I grew up in Chalmette. :beer:

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 15th, 2017, 4:42 am
by Jeff
What part of Louisiana are you from. My family is from South Plaquemines, but I grew up in Chalmette
I've lived in Baton Rouge for 25 years, but came here from California and other parts west, including western Washington (not Seattle).

Jeff

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 15th, 2017, 5:01 am
by BillMcGighan
Zach, Good pic.
I really like natural history shots that capture wild activity.

In retrospect, I think every time I've found a rep of Natricidae eating a frog or toad, except on a roadway, was because the amphib was screaming! This makes your observation even more special.

Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Posted: August 15th, 2017, 2:09 pm
by Zach Cava
BillMcGighan wrote:Zach, Good pic.
I really like natural history shots that capture wild activity.

In retrospect, I think every time I've found a rep of Natricidae eating a frog or toad, except on a roadway, was because the amphib was screaming! This makes your observation even more special.

wow! yeah this frog was surprisingly calm; seemed to have accepted its fate.