The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

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The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

Post by NacMacFeegle » July 8th, 2018, 10:08 am

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https://youtu.be/lFf920t05SM
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Mr. Toad meets Mr. Garter Snake - who will emerge victorious?

I filmed this video a few weeks ago near Mt. St. Helens. It's hard to get a sense of scale in the video - the toad was about the size of a large fist, and the snake was roughly 4 feet long and thicker than a garden hose - the largest garter snake I've ever seen!
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Re: The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

Post by olderthanIusedtobe » July 11th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Quite a video. I'm frequently wrong about how large of prey a snake can manage to handle.

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Re: The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

Post by NacMacFeegle » July 12th, 2018, 6:49 am

olderthanIusedtobe wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 1:00 pm
Quite a video. I'm frequently wrong about how large of prey a snake can manage to handle.
Thanks - what really gets me is the way the snake didn't bother to disable the toad before eating it like other snake species would have. It just crunched it down!
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Re: The Last Wild Ride of Mr. Toad - an epic wildlife encounter!

Post by olderthanIusedtobe » July 12th, 2018, 12:33 pm

I've wondered about that sometimes. Many snake species are either venomous or are constrictors, but some are neither. Somehow they have to eat too.

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