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Old 11-03-17, 05:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One Last Scream into the Abyss

If you guys haven't seen this photo yet, it is both the saddest and absolutely most funny thing I have ever seen https://i.redd.it/gisuto9wnxrz.jpg

Real or photoshop?



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Old 11-03-17, 06:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: One Last Scream into the Abyss

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If you guys haven't seen this photo yet, it is both the saddest and absolutely most funny thing I have ever seen https://i.redd.it/gisuto9wnxrz.jpg

Real or photoshop?



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I would have to agree on the funny/sad aspect of this picture. I believe Photoshopped for sure!
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Old 11-03-17, 08:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: One Last Scream into the Abyss

That's actually a real picture
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Old 11-03-17, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: One Last Scream into the Abyss

Nothing sad about it. Creatures eat creatures. I'd be very interested in sourcing some feeder snakes for my king etc.

Food enrichment has been shown to be very beneficial and if I can provide as close to a natural diet as possible so much the better.

It is however an excellent photo...
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Old 11-03-17, 08:41 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I am pretty sure it is real as well.
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Old 11-04-17, 05:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It's real. That is a White's tree frog a.k.a. "dumpy" tree frog eating a baby snake.

They secrete a toxin from their skin that helps to subdue larger prey that they have to wrestle with, such as a small snake or rodent. It acts as a paralytic. Most things they swallow in one gulp though. They have huge mouths, as you saw.

I have some White's tree frogs as pets. They are pudgy little things with a face only a mother could love and voracious appetites. Mine change colors like chameleons depending on their mood and the time of day. They are friendly, entertaining, long-lived and one of the rare species of frog that enjoys gentle handling. You want to wash your hands afterward though. If you forget and rub your eyes you'll feel it. The toxin is actually being studied as a possible cancer treatment BTW.

That said, I hate seeing snakes get eaten. I know it's the circle of life and all... but I still hate it. I have kings and milks that would happily prey on other snakes but since they get all the nutrition they need from F/T rodents--which they eat with great relish--I don't have to offer them.
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It's real. That is a White's tree frog a.k.a. "dumpy" tree frog eating a baby snake.

They secrete a toxin from their skin that helps to subdue larger prey that they have to wrestle with, such as a small snake or rodent. It acts as a paralytic. Most things they swallow in one gulp though. They have huge mouths, as you saw.

I have some White's tree frogs as pets. They are pudgy little things with a face only a mother could love and voracious appetites. Mine change colors like chameleons depending on their mood and the time of day. They are friendly, entertaining, long-lived and one of the rare species of frog that enjoys gentle handling. You want to wash your hands afterward though. If you forget and rub your eyes you'll feel it. The toxin is actually being studied as a possible cancer treatment BTW.

That said, I hate seeing snakes get eaten. I know it's the circle of life and all... but I still hate it. I have kings and milks that would happily prey on other snakes but since they get all the nutrition they need from F/T rodents--which they eat with great relish--I don't have to offer them.
White's tree frogs will prey on anything they can get into their mouths. Pretty sure it is a brown snake but a bit of a weird angle. But can you imagine, the chances of being there at the right time?
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Old 11-04-17, 05:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Join the Herping the Globe group on Facebook. Some astonishing images on there. I dream of capturing stuff like this
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