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19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A snake enjoying a toad dinner

My daughter saw this snake chase and capture a toad in our yard. We watched the snake slowly eat the toad over the next 20-30 minutes. It was hard to believe the snake would be able to actual swallow because the toad was larger than the snake was round, but it managed. Once complete it slithered away - I can only assume to take a nap.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 08.2021
Photo Location: Hudsonville, Michigan, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Copyright: © Eric Guthrey