"Can't talk now..........gotta frog in my throat!" (Green Night Adder predation)

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marc

Well-known member
A major highlight of this last trip was finding a Green Night Adder on the road that had just bitten this frog and about to swallow him, a rare treat to see, if it wasn't on the road, we'd have no chance of ever seeing this event.
This little guy was so ticked off that we had disturbed him he even lashed out by trying to twice bite our car tyre! 😮
Lying on the ground gave me a direct up close and personal POV, these venomous Adder's can't bite you with a mouthful of frog. :p
Light rain was falling which added some nice water drops on the snakes skin.
Kogatende- Northern Serengeti- TZ.

Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/4
1/1600s
[email protected] 200mm.

Once bitten, this frog was dead within 30s.

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Snakes will always swallow their prey head first.


Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

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Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

D85_9992BPN.jpg





Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

D85_0031BPN.jpg





"NO picture.......NO picture!" :ROFLMAO:
Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

D85_0084BPN.jpg


Cheers
Marc
 

KCPhoto

Well-known member
Supporting Member
All great shots, and an awesome behaviour to witness. That last shot is something special.
 

Icarus

Well-known member
Supporting Member
Beautiful shots, especially the ones once he gets the frog in his mouth. Always amazes me how big an item a snake can swallow, they're mouth never looks like it's big enough. :)
 

Jim G

Well-known member
A major highlight of this last trip was finding a Green Night Adder on the road that had just bitten this frog and about to swallow him, a rare treat to see, if it wasn't on the road, we'd have no chance of ever seeing this event.
This little guy was so ticked off that we had disturbed him he even lashed out by trying to twice bite our car tyre! 😮
Lying on the ground gave me a direct up close and personal POV, these venomous Adder's can't bite you with a mouthful of frog. :p
Light rain was falling which added some nice water drops on the snakes skin.
Kogatende- Northern Serengeti- TZ.

Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/4
1/1600s
[email protected] 200mm.

Once bitten, this frog was dead within 30s.

View attachment 14851




Snakes will always swallow their prey head first.


Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14852




Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14853




Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14854




"NO picture.......NO picture!" :ROFLMAO:
Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14855

Cheers
Marc
HI Marc.

Superb.

JIM
 

Harry.G

Active member
Supporting Member
@marc - something I forgot to ask , are those little Snakes dangerous to humans ? if you were bitten by one of them would/could it kill you ?


Harry.G
 

marc

Well-known member
Thread starter
@marc - something I forgot to ask , are those little Snakes dangerous to humans ? if you were bitten by one of them would/could it kill you ?
Harry.G
@Harry.G
Although venomous, the night adders venom is not highly toxic, and bites to humans are rarely fatal.
 
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gKhan

Member
A major highlight of this last trip was finding a Green Night Adder on the road that had just bitten this frog and about to swallow him, a rare treat to see, if it wasn't on the road, we'd have no chance of ever seeing this event.
This little guy was so ticked off that we had disturbed him he even lashed out by trying to twice bite our car tyre! 😮
Lying on the ground gave me a direct up close and personal POV, these venomous Adder's can't bite you with a mouthful of frog. :p
Light rain was falling which added some nice water drops on the snakes skin.
Kogatende- Northern Serengeti- TZ.

Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/4
1/1600s
[email protected] 200mm.

Once bitten, this frog was dead within 30s.

View attachment 14851




Snakes will always swallow their prey head first.


Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14852




Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14853




Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14854




"NO picture.......NO picture!" :ROFLMAO:
Nikon D850
Nikkor 70-200E f/2.8 FL VR
f/7
1/800s
[email protected] 200mm.

View attachment 14855

Cheers
Marc
Terrific shots. The entire sequence reminds me how I feel (from the frog's standpoint) when i am doing my income taxes. Great work!!
 
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