Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

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Jeff
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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by Jeff » August 14th, 2017, 6:12 pm

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.

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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by Zach Cava » August 14th, 2017, 9:12 pm

interesting; this one was silent

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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by Ronquillo08 » August 14th, 2017, 10:03 pm

Hi Jeff,

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

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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by Jeff » August 15th, 2017, 4:42 am

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).

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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by BillMcGighan » August 15th, 2017, 5:01 am

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.

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Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog

Post by Zach Cava » August 15th, 2017, 2:09 pm

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.

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