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Gingersnap
01-12-2011, 01:46 PM
Frog hitches ride with snake to flee floods

18:30 AEST Tue Jan 11 2011
17 hours 12 minutes ago


By Anne Lin, ninemsn

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Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the most unusual — a green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake.

Computer technician Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in the flood-hit town of Dalby, located in the state's south-east, last week when he spotted the unlikely pair.

"I felt amazement, I just couldn’t believe it," Mr Gerlach told ninemsn.

Mr Gelach said a friend who had been affected by many floods told him animals often helped each other out during disasters.

"It's quite common when you have animals in floods or fires or disasters, they actually get together and don't do anything," he said.

Can't Aussie frogs swim? :confused:

Ninemsn (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8195243/frog-hitches-ride-with-snake-to-flee-floods)

Starbuck
01-12-2011, 01:53 PM
Nice find! Can't believe the combination of friends, though.

Zathras
01-12-2011, 03:38 PM
eh, the snake just left the drive through and got his frog legs to go.

NJCardFan
01-12-2011, 11:33 PM
Can't Aussie frogs swim? :confused:

Ninemsn (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8195243/frog-hitches-ride-with-snake-to-flee-floods)

The snake's just taking the frog out to lunch. Of course he won't spring the menu until they get there.

Rockntractor
01-12-2011, 11:53 PM
Can't Aussie frogs swim? :confused:

Ninemsn (http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8195243/frog-hitches-ride-with-snake-to-flee-floods)

It's a tree frog, they don't do much swimming after the tadpole stage although they do lay their eggs in water if I'm not mistaken.