Bigeye Green Whip Snake: After swallowing Malesian Frog

The earlier post on the Bigeye Green Whip Snake (Ahaetulla mycterizans) with a Malesian Frog (Limnonectes malesianus) for a meal LINK showcases the frog in the process of being swallowed by the snake. The video clip was documented by Ei Leen Ong who was with Lena Chow. Lena returned to the site an hour later to document the post-meal scene.

“Here are a few more photos to add to the account, taken when I went back an hour after first encountering the snake, by which time the frog has just been completely swallowed, and the snake’s body and skin had expanded to accommodate its meal (below).

“Once the frog was completely inside the snake, the snake turned around, and the frog slid down even quicker, aided by gravity (below).

“A fairly long snake, about 1m long I reckon (below).

“Expanded skin and non-expanded skin comparison (below).

Lena Chow
Singapore
19th June 2019

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