Frog versus snake

Last night I went up to Mt Glorious with some friends to see what we could see. We walked down to a set of waterfalls. On the way down we saw lots of great barred frogs (Mixophyes fasciolatus) and a golden-crowned snake (Cacophis squamulosus). We were heading down to the waterfall to look for Litoria chloris and L. pearsoniana. We ended up seeing something much more interesting than either species by itself.

Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) versus red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)
Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) eating a red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)

Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) versus red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)
Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) eating a red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)

Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) versus red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)
Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) eating a red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)

Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) versus red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)
Rough-scaled snake (Tropidechis carinatus) eating a red-eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris)

Cascade tree frog (Litoria pearsoniana)
Cascade tree frog (Litoria pearsoniana)

About Stewart Macdonald

I'm a wildlife ecologist living and working in Queensland, Australia. I spend most of my time in the bush finding and photographing wildlife.
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3 Responses to Frog versus snake

  1. neil says:

    great photos of some interesting behaviour

  2. Ryan Mclean says:

    I can almost hear the frog screaming.

  3. Kristie says:

    What a great and funny post. Found this through David Reed’s (reedysreptiles.com) website, and this is just brilliant. I’m going to back track and look at all your very clear and fantastic photos! What a great blog.