Eastern Brown Snake Makes Meal of Frog

eastern brown snake coiled around and eating striped marsh frog

Brown Snake Eats Marsh Frog

This picture was actually sent in by a client in Redbank Plains asking us to identify the snake. Through our many years experience with snakes we can see the colour, scales, head and eye shape are definitively that of an Eastern Brown Snake. The unfortunate frog the snake was in the process of consuming is a Striped Marsh Frog. The Brown Snake is highly venomous but will also coil around its prey to assist in subduing and eating it. They’re also known to eat rodents, small marsupials, lizards and other snakes.

This species is commonly encountered throughout the Brisbane region in suburban yards and businesses.

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