Not sure - frog or snake lovers.....

3 years 1 week ago - 2 years 9 months ago #2977 by bootly66
I took this at Sri Pang Nga NP.. Not sure what either are (other than frog and snake) IDs would be appreciated..
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3 years 1 week ago #2978 by onflipflops
I'm not a frog expert (you could join Thai Herpetography group on facebook and post it there; quite a few very knowledgable people on there!)
And for the snake I can only confirm that it is a Bronzeback (Dendrelaphis sp.)
Not sure about the species occuring down south. Also for that, Thai Herpetography will bring you the answer. Though they might possibly need a more detailed shot of the head, but maybe not ;)

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3 years 1 week ago #2979 by onflipflops
Totallly forgot to mention that it is a very cool shot!
And lucky to encounter a snake with prey.
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2 years 9 months ago #3167 by NN
Nice shot. I hope I'm not hijacking the thread. A while ago I was out with the camera, when a frog came bouncing a long, with a snake in chase, the snake won.





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2 years 9 months ago #3168 by bootly66
Nice shot..........

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2 years 9 months ago #3169 by onflipflops
Nice sighting!

It's a Golden Tree Snake, Chrysopelea ornata; one of the three flying (read: gliding) snake species of Thailand. They also love to eat geckos including big Tockay geckos. They don't always win the battle with the Tockays.
Despite inflating itself, it seems like a loosing battle for the frog. They are mildly venomous, rear-fanged, but not sure if this has much effect in the killing of the prey. As seen in one of your shots, they often seem to strangle their prey.
They are diurnal and have good vision for locating prey or potential danger.

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