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Snake eats Toad...

Posted by
PShorten (West Chester, United States) on 23 May 2009 in Plant & Nature.

I found this snake eating poor Mr. Toad on the patio yesterday afternoon. It was scary standing so close to a snake but my neighbor came over and help me be brave about in the face of danger! The snake held on to the toad for at least a half hour then suddenly the toad pushed away and hopped. The garter snake, stressed by the company of photographers slithered off into the Pachysandra (BTW, I will never again step in the Pachysandra). The toad hopped a bit and Andras (neighbor and photographer) picked him up and put him out in the woods where we all hoped he'd flourish, even with a bleeding leg.

Sadly, this morning early the dog brought me a dead toad, I'm pretty sure it was our Mr. Toad. He will be missed as he could be depended on to eat lots of bugs.

NIKON D90 1/640 second F/5.6 ISO 800 170 mm

Mary from Exton, United States

Poor Mr. Toad:(

24 May 2009 2:32am

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

You are braver than I am. Good photo.

24 May 2009 9:23am

1/640 second
ISO 800
170 mm