Escape from the jaws of death…

During my trip to Jog Falls, back in August of 2011, I went out for an evening birding session around the estates that surrounded the home-stay, where we were boarding. As I was walking by a small muddy path, heard some screeching and weird noises from the bushes . I had never heard such a sound before and was not sure what was making such weird noise. It took me a minute or so to find out the source and to my surprise found a vine snake trying to eat a frog.

What was surprising was the fight being put up by the frog. As each second went by, I could see that the frog was bloating itself, so as to make itself larger than the small mouth of the vine snake.

Observed this struggle between life and death for a minute or so … from¬† both the predator’s and pray’s perspective … and then within a couple of seconds, the snake vanished among the thick bushes.

So who do you think won that evening : Frog or the Vine Snake ?

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Close up of the vine snake with the frog

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Wider perspective of where the hunt was going on

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Frog was bloating itself up…but the snake would not let it go

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Last shot i was able to capture before the snake vanished into the bushes

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