Incredible Photo Catches the Moment a Frog Swallows a Snake

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It's hard to not sympathize with that snake—sliding backwards into the gooey stomach of a carnivorous frog. One perfectly timed photo shows the bizarre natural interaction as a snake is being eaten by the large, green amphibian. The photo was posted on Reddit yesterday and aptly titled "One Last Scream Into the Abysssss." It shows two gaping mouths in a seemingly silent duet as a snake, presumably with its last breath, manages to peep out from the frog's throat. The image, while newly resurfaced in popularity, is actually several years old. It was likely taken in Australia. Whether fascinated by the frantic snake or fixated on the frog's gaping mouth, opportunities to anthropomorphize this photo have been seemingly endless. Conservation biologist and National Geographic Explorer Jodi Rowley identified the species on Twitter as an Australian green tree frog, Litoria caerulea. That animal can be found all over Australia and New Guinea. The female grows about four inches long, but males are smaller and usually grow to be three inches long. Typically, the amphibian feeds on insects, but it has been known to seek out more ambitious prey like mice or other frogs.

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