Friday, September 26, 2008
TOAD 1 SNAKE 0
There's a saying about having eyes too big for your stomach. And for this grass snake, it certainly did bite off more than it could chew. The 1m-long reptile pounced when it came across a fat toad. Only the toad wasn't going down that hole quietly and resolutely stuck its back legs out. After a ten-minute battle, the resilient toad escaped to live another day when the female snake realised it was too big to swallow and regurgitated it. The shots were taken by a housewife from her kitchen window in the back garden of her home. 'It was the kind of thing you would expect to see on a wildlife programme,' she said. 'The toad was probably 4ins long and the snake was definitely taking on quite a challenge – I think it must have realised it wasn't going to make it.'