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Can't talk now......got a frog in my throat!


Posted by Marc on Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:22 am

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One major highlight of this last trip was finding a Green Night Adder on the road that had just given a venomous bite to this frog and about to swallow him, a rare treat to see.
If it wasn't on the road, we'd have no chance of ever seeing this camouflaged predator.
This little guy was so pissed off that we had disturbed him he even lashed out by trying to twice bite our car tyre! :-o
Lying completely flat on the ground gave me this eye level view.

Kogatende- Northern Serengeti.

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by John Spreitzer on Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:25 am
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A great opportunity, well executed!
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by david fletcher on Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:02 am
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striking image Marc.  Brilliant sighting.  Super story...  I thought at first the adder was looking for it's flatmate.... :)
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by Paul Rossi on Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:24 pm
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Great opportunity well captured with a great perspective.
 

by Carol Clarke on Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:50 am
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Excellent capture, Mark! Although not such a treat for the frog.......

A fine ground level view of this feeding behaviour.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:46 pm
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You were brave to by lying on the ground with this angry Adder! Well done-an amazing capture of the event.
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by Marc on Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:47 pm
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Cynthia Crawford wrote:
You were brave to by lying on the ground with this angry Adder!  Well done-an amazing capture of the event.


They can't bite you with a mouthful of frog Cindy  :wink:
 

by Frank Schauf on Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:25 am
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Wow, fantastic scene.
 

by neverspook on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:26 pm
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Stunning image!
How did the snake lash out at your car tire with a mouth full of frog??

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by Marc on Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:23 am
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neverspook wrote:
Stunning image!
How did the snake lash out at your car tire with a mouth full of frog??

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Thanks Roberta

We stumbled upon him immediately after he had bitten the frog and before it was dead so yet to swallow the frog,
and time enough for it to attack our car tyre then slink away, coming back when he was confident the frog was dead
and we posed no threat. :wink:
 

by neverspook on Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:46 am
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Marc wrote:
neverspook wrote:
Stunning image!
How did the snake lash out at your car tire with a mouth full of frog??

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Thanks Roberta

We stumbled upon him immediately after he had bitten the frog and before it was dead so yet to swallow the frog,
and time enough for it to attack our car tyre then slink away, coming back when he was confident the frog was dead
and we posed no threat. :wink:




Thanks for the clarification, Marc.
 

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