Yummy!!! Bluey, that's a great picture! The true definition of "Hope springs eternal!"
Hubby and older daughter found a similar situation in our backyard recently, and managed to annoy the little garden-type snake until it let the poor froggy go and slithered away. Daughter, being a serious frog lover, was elated that froggy took a minute to recover its senses then hopped away! Sort of a frog version of Jonah and the Whale.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
Yesterday when I was doing some maintance around my water garden, I spotted a small water snake who was eating my frogs. He had feet sticking out of his mouth. So I went and fetched a net and of course he was gone when I got back but I continued doing things around the pond and he popped up again with ANOTHER frog in his mouth. So I netted him and got lucky. He spit the frog out (young bullfrog that came from some tadpoles I put in there this spring). I relocated the snake (18inches) to the pond in the pasture and put the frog back in my pond. I didn't really want a snake taking up residence in my backyard and start to eat my fish too.
If that was one of those non-native bullfrogs that are decimating the native species of frogs and salamanders, good for the snake doing his part to re-balance the eco system,(we have them here, they sound like a fog horn and we do our best to catch the tadpoles in a minnow trap and give them to a wildlife rehab place.)
Last summer as I was sitting at my desk working, I could hear what sounded like a kitten outside my office window.
So I went out to see what it was - well - it was a black snake that had a frog by the back legs, and it was the frog making the noise. That sort of grossed me out. I mean I know it is nature and all, but I could live without the "screaming".
There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams
We had the same thing - a large garden snake by the pond had a frog by the hind leg and it was screaming bloody murder. I scared the snake into dropping the leg and the frog hopped back into the pond - but what a sound. Never heard it before.