QUITE A BITE: This green snake thought it had its dinner taken care of when it grabbed hold of this green frog.
QUITE A BITE: This green snake thought it had its dinner taken care of when it grabbed hold of this green frog.

Frog's lucky escape from snake

IT was a rare sight that captivated Roy and Dawn Edwards at their one-acre Urraween home – a bright green snake with its jaws around a bright green frog.

The couple had been keeping an eye on the tree frog all day, which was happily sitting on a pot in their courtyard.

“A few times during the day we would walk past and look and admire it sitting on the pot,” said Dawn.

It was not until the afternoon and another look later however that Roy’s attention was brought to a lime-coloured hose. It did not take long for him to realise it was a snake about two metres long.

Dawn grabbed the camera and snapped two photos from about two feet away.

The flash from the second photo startled the snake, which released the frog at the same time as it croaked.

The snake slithered away and crawled up over a wall.

The couple then inspected the frog: “It was a really dark green and looked awful, like its skin was poisoned,” said Dawn

They spent the last few hours of the day checking on the frog which recovered and eventually bounced away.

Dawn is curious to know what species of snake it was: “I’d be very happy to know it’s just a common green snake.”

Darrel Woodhouse of River Heads also recently had an encounter with a green tree frog.

He spotted the amphibian devouring what he believed to have been a centipede.



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