This happened about a year ago.

Tessa was playing on the verandah.

‘Mum,  there’s a snake down there’, she said as she lay on the floorboards, peering through the cracks between the planks.

Snake under the verandah

The snake was eating a live frog (they taste better fresh). The snake had more than half of the frog in its mouth.

Mum (me) in a tizz gets Dad (Andrew).

Andy the Great (aka Super Shirl) comes to the rescue of frog (ps. don’t tell me we shouldn’t do this – we know 🙂 )

Andy the Great rescues frog from jaws of snake!

Snake scurries off under neighbours car (sorry Henry).

Pissed off and hungry snake departs for Henry's car

Tessa checks on the slightly squished frog

Are you OK?
I've had better days!

Tessa poured some water over the frog to make him feel better.

Wet frog contemplating the meaning of life!

The frog took a couple of minutes to get over the shock and proceeded to climb back up to his spot under the verandah.

Up the pole.
Back where he came from.

The end.

20 thoughts on “Frog saved from jaws of snake!

  1. now that is cool photojournalism! i’m sure the little frog was
    appreciative, thinking ‘wow, that was close!’. good thing you happened to catch the action before it was too late. happy little frog gets a second chance, and he does look happy! great photos!

  2. One of the most heartwarming stories I have ever read. A froggy snatched from the jaws of death by the intrepid Shirl. That man is a superhero. You rule, dude!

  3. Oh my goodness – such an action packed story!! I’m glad the frog got to see another day … snakes can be far too greedy for their own good sometimes! 😉

    1. Thanks Tracey – it was a harmless tree snake (well not for the frog) but I still don’t like them around the house – we have one who just this week has decided to live in and around the frog pond.

  4. wow. aloha Gabrielle – wow, i like this photo journey. harrowing, thoughtful and fun too. as much as we all know life sustains life, i like the idea that children can also understand compassion – and see that as adults we can understand – and sometimes act with compassion too. i think this photo journey and story says a lot about compassion for both the frog and the snake. something i think we human beings could use a lot more of in our world – and at all levels of life. cool (and fun too). aloha.

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