by Kathy Ruff
This picture and video were taken in a pond at my sister and brother-in-law’s back yard in Tioga, Pennsylvania. I must warn you — this is life and death in action. If you are a frog lover or have no appetite for the realities of life and death in nature, you may not want to watch this video of a snake eating a frog.
Suzi was upset with me for a little while, but I told her it was going to happen whether we taped it or not. Maybe not that day, but it was part of the natural cycle of life.
The day before this picture and video were taken, the snake and the frog were playing a patience game with neither moving for quite some time before the frog jumped into the pond and away from the snake. Note the size of both. Perhaps upset with his lack of progress, and due to hunger, the next day was not so great for the frog.
All the more reason to learn from this…you never know when it’ll be your time so live for the day.