The Mole Snake and the Frog

I managed to capture an interesting moment today when a young Mole Snake caught a frog in the garden.  It first constricted it and held it whilst getting its jaws around the frog’s snout in preparation for ingestion.  A minute or two later it had swallowed the frog’s body and only its legs were left protruding from its mouth.  At this point it suddenly uncoiled itself and made off into the flowerbed as fast as it could, and I immediately lost it amongst the plants.  No doubt this meal will keep the hunger pangs at bay for quite a while.

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