Amazing moment when a snake is pushed out of the back of a frog: ‘You can never go unseen’
- Crazy photo shows a snake being pulled from a frog’s butt
- The baby brown snake was dead upon exiting the amphibian
An amazing photo has surfaced of a green tree frog ejecting a baby snake.
The image shared on Sunshine Coast snake catchersFacebook page shows a young eastern brown snake coming out of the frog’s butt — all whole.
‘What is going on here?!’ the snake catchers wrote on Facebook.
“We got sent in this crazy photo of a green tree frog with a baby eastern brown snake coming out of its butt.
The woman who saw the strange event happen said the frog tried to pull it out of its rectum with its back legs.
She stepped in to help get the snake out of its hole.
Finn Richardson, of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, told Daily Mail Australia the snake was dead on exit.
In something that has to be seen to be believed, a photo has been shared online of a baby eastern brown snake being pushed out of a frog’s butt
The lady who took the photo and saw the strange event happen said the frog tried to pull it out of its rectum with its hind legs, so she gave it a hand
“We don’t know exactly what happened and this is one of the first times we see this situation,” he said.
‘Did the frog make an effort to digest and defecate the snake? Did the brown snake slip all the way through the digestive system?
“The snake was already dead, and the frog is safe now.”
The Australian green tree frog grows up to 10 cm in length. The frog’s diet is known to include spiders, crickets, lizards, other frogs and cockroaches, and in captivity it eats small mice.
It’s unknown why the frog chose to eat the snake, but many Aussies were quick to share their theories on Facebook.
“These kinds of frogs are notorious for eating literally anything that fits in their mouth,” one wrote. “He probably thought the snake was just a huge worm and ate it.
“It was so long, I think, that it just went back out (I’ve seen fish eat long leaves off aquarium ornaments and that’s happened).
“If the baby snake hadn’t been there so long, it would have digested and passed it on just fine, but I suspect it just struggled through.”
Another claimed: ‘Given that they mainly eat insects (but yes they eat small snakes, lizards and geckos too) I’d say the digestive system can’t handle a snake so it comes out almost the same way when it went in.
“As you wouldn’t know, snakeskin is tough. Obviously the snake needs air to survive, so it wouldn’t be alive once it got to the other side. Green tree frogs are truly a miracle, yet so delicate.’
A third wrote: ‘Green tree frogs regularly eat small snakes.
“I think this one was just too much to digest or the frog’s eyes were bigger than its belly and it kept feeding after the snake, pushing the snake through the digestive system too quickly for it to break down.”
“Frogs are known to be piggies when it comes to food.”
Many more were shocked by the images.
“You can never undo this,” one wrote.
“This is deeply disturbing,” a second added.
‘Well. Tonight’s nightmare is closed and loaded, thank you very much,” a third said.
A fourth quipped, ‘Yeah, no, just a typical Aussie work environment. Frog is the boss, one of your colleagues (the snake) is crawling up the boss’s ass.’
Another joked, “I mean whatever puts him off I guess, don’t be ashamed.”