Random image of the week – #2

frogbatThis is a real and quite rare photograph of a cane toad trying to eat a bat. It’s also pretty freaky.

I found the image at blog.PeruNature.com, here is the relevant extract:

 

 

“Olaya described the toad’s success as “out of nowhere the bat just flew directly into the mouth of the toad, which almost seemed to be sitting with its mouth wide open.” With toad-like reflexes, this cane toad was able to snatch the unsuspecting bat right out of the air as it flew too close to the ground, and apparently directly at the toad’s awaiting mouth.

So, did the toad finally get those wings in its mouth? According to Olaya, no. The toad finally gave up and spat it out. While Olaya at first thought the bat was dead, he said it slowly recovered and was able to fly away. I’m sure it won’t make that mistake again.”

-Source: Phil Torres at Peru Nature.

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