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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Adios Pantalones, Apr 25, 2013.
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How did it end?
I saw something similar at the swamp at my workplace. A garter had a bullfrog by the leg and the frog was clamped onto the snake. Lots of rolling around in the muck.
I cant believe I ate the whole thing
Ever eat a burger too fast, and get that feeling where it's stuck in your throat / won't slide home?
I don't know for which side to root.
Right about now we get a lot of snakes on the trail itching for the sun. Freaks out the dogs something fierce.
Not sure. I had bugged him during dinner long enough, so I let it be. If it choked down that frog, then it wouldn't be going far for a while, so I could go look again
I hate snakes, but I am trying to live in peace with them so they will kill the mice who I really hate! The enemy of my enemy is my friend?
Not a big fan of snakes . . . but those are some great photos.
What type of snake is this?
That's a garter snake. I am fine with snakes. In all my years in the woods, I've only seen one poisonous snake, a copperhead in a barn in Maine. They do their thing, and I do mine. We love them!
Hmmm . . . I was always told there were no poisonous snakes in Maine.
Copperheads, and timber rattlers, but they are very rare.
Isn't that how the Taliban gained affluence and arms?
You ain't lived until you've grabbed a big rock in the woods and flipped it over to find a coiled-up 4 foot timber rattler poised to strike staring you right in the face.......
Been there, done that......several times.
Ever seen one try to eat a dishwasher?
My great grandfather was bit by a rattle snake on his farm in New Hope, PA. He managed to kill the snake, and take its rattle as a souvenir, but died a few days later from the effects. My grandmother still had that rattle when I was a kid, but it was lost in the confusion of cleaning out her house, after her death.
Never seen a snake with arms
That is impressive. Imagine us trying to stuff/force down a whole rabbit?! I think the image would look similar..lol
Gotta be a lousy way to go. Getting digested alive and all.
Looks more like a toad than a frog. Did the snake have to give up its catch or did it succeed stuffing it down?
yeah, its a toad, surprising a snake would take one of those, it has a defense mechanism in its skin, glands that secrete some pretty foul tasting stuff. also the toad is puffed up trying to keep from getting swallowed, they can blow themselves up like a third again of their normal size.
snake is a common garter, we have them down here as well, non venomous i believe. good snake to have around.