The delicious snake-eating moment of the “goblin” frog

The frog “goblin” swallowed the snake. Photo: Solent

According to The Sun, photographer Lisdiyanto Suhardjo, 60, recently captured the moment a frog “goblin” swallowed a snake in a village near Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Mr. Suhardjo said: “These goblin frogs will attack any small creature that moves in front of them. In this case, the snake did not detect any danger when slithering in front of the frog. 

In an instant, the goblin frog seizes the opportunity and swallows its prey whole. I feel great to capture this rare moment in nature. Before, I also saw a goblin frog eating a small mouse but couldn’t take a picture.”

Photo: Solent

The goblin frog has the scientific name Pyxicephalus adspersus. This is one of the largest frogs in the world, they can weigh up to 2 kg. Goblin frogs are voracious carnivores. Its preferred prey is insects, small rodents, reptiles, small birds and other amphibians.

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