It is currently December 17th, 2017, 3:58 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 14th, 2017, 4:40 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Posts: 241
Cool find from yesterday in Connecticut:

Image
Eastern Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) eating Northern Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans melanota) by Zachary Cava, on Flickr


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 14th, 2017, 6:12 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 11th, 2010, 5:01 am
Posts: 517
Location: Louisiana
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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 14th, 2017, 9:12 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Posts: 241
interesting; this one was silent


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 14th, 2017, 10:03 pm 

Joined: July 19th, 2017, 10:22 pm
Posts: 32
Location: Western Washington (Not Seattle)
Hi Jeff,

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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 4:42 am 
User avatar

Joined: June 11th, 2010, 5:01 am
Posts: 517
Location: Louisiana
Quote:
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


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 5:01 am 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 8:23 am
Posts: 2162
Location: Unicoi, TN
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.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Gartersnake swallowing a green frog
PostPosted: August 15th, 2017, 2:09 pm 
User avatar

Joined: June 7th, 2010, 6:27 pm
Posts: 241
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.


Top
 Profile WWW 
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: