Astonishing moment a snake is pushed out of a frog’s backside: ‘You can never unsee this’
- Crazy picture shows a snake being pulled from a frog’s bum
- The baby brown snake was dead upon exiting the amphibian
An astonishing photo of a green tree frog excreting a baby snake has emerged.
The image shared on Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers‘ Facebook page shows an infant eastern brown snake coming out of the frog’s bum – completely whole.
‘What is going on here?!’ the snake catchers wrote on Facebook.
‘We were sent in this crazy photo of a green tree frog with a baby eastern brown snake coming out it’s bum.
The woman who watched the strange event unfold said the frog was trying to pull it out from its rectum with its back legs.
She stepped in to help retrieve the snake from its hole.
Finn Richardson, of Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers, told Daily Mail Australia the snake was dead upon exit.
In something that has to be seen to be believed a picture has been shared online of a baby eastern brown snake being pushed out of a frog’s bum
The lady who took the picture and watched the strange event unfold said the frog was trying to pull it out from its rectum with its back legs so she gave it a hand
‘We are unsure of exactly what has occurred and this is one of the first times we have seen this situation,’ he said.
‘Was the frog struggling to digest and poop out the snake? Did the brown snake slither all the way through the digestive system?
‘The snake was already dead, and the frog is now safe.’
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 when in captivity, it will eat small mice.
It is not known why the frog chose to eat the snake, but many Aussies were quick to share their theories on Facebook.
‘These types of frogs are notorious for eating literally anything they can fit into their mouths,’ one wrote. ‘It probably thought the snake was just a huge worm, and ate it.
‘It was so long I suppose, that it kinda just went straight back out (I’ve seen fish eat long leaves off aquarium ornaments and have that happen).
‘If the baby snake hadn’t been so long, he would’ve digested and passed it just fine but I’m guessing it just wriggled it’s way through.’
Another claimed: ‘Considering they eat mostly insects (tho yes they eat small snakes, lizards and geckos too) I’d say it’s digestive can’t handle a snake so ends up coming out almost the same way it went in.
‘As you wouldn’t know, snake skin is tough. Obviously the snake needs air to survive so wouldn’t be alive once out the other end. Green tree frogs truly are a wonder but 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 it’s belly and it kept eating after the snake, pushing the snake through the digestive system too fast to break down.
‘Frog’s are known for being piggies when it comes to food.’
Many more were left shocked by the images.
‘You can never unsee this,’ one wrote.
‘This is seriously disturbing,’ a second added.
‘Welp. Tonight’s nightmare is locked and loaded, thanks very much,’ a third said.
A fourth joked: ‘Yeah, nah, just ya typical Aussie workplace environment. Frog is the boss, one of ya coworkers (the snake) is crawling up the bosses bum.’
Another joked: ‘I mean, whatever gets him off I suppose, don’t kink shame.’