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A Frogs Life
Jump bullfrog
Bullfrog
Did someone call me?
Bullfrog eats goldfish
Bullfrog Eats Goldfish
One froggy morning
Bullfrog
Happy Frog
An Indian Bullfrog trying to cross a road in Amboli, Maharashtra, India
Frog eating a snake
A predator turned into a helpless prey, clicked with Sony DSC HX 200V
Bullfrog relaxing in a pond
American Bullfrog, Pender County NC
Frog on Lilly Pad
Toad in the pool
Future
King of the Lily Pond
Bullfrog in a country pond
Frog in Mud, Nikon D80
A bullfrog at a pond in Minnesota.
Bullfrog eating mud
Bullfrog in pond
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A predator turned into a helpless prey, clicked with Sony DSC HX 200V

walking along a dried muddy path when I heard some noise in an otherwise silent location. When I used my cellphones flash light to see what it was, I was surprised to see an Indian Bull Frog fighting with a Russel’s Viper. The Viper didn’t look an adult as it wasn’t huge but still was about 2 feet. I saw them fighting for about 5-10 mins and thought it would be a routine, where a frog falls prey to an aggressive predator. But to my surprise the frog attacked and swallowed the vipers head. As soon as I saw this I ran back to my house to get my digicam and document what I felt could be a once in a lifetime kind of moment for me. It took me about 10 minutes to come back to that place with my ill prepared camera which I hadn’t used since some time. And by that time the frog was halfway through its meal. It was then I started clicking as many shots I could get.

TAGS: Bullfrog, India

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Lucknow, India
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© Durgesh Singh.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 94
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 21, 2016, 6:52 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-HX200V
Focal Length: 105.8mm
Shutter Speed: 1/14
Aperture: f5
ISO: ISO500
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