The struggle to survive isn't always a fair fight this issue: American Bullfrog VS Northern Watersnake.
Bullfrogs can grow up to 8 inches long from nose to vent (that’s what we call a frog’s bottom), and they can weigh up to a pound and a half.
The sleek, slinky watersnake can twist and turn to escape capture.
Bullfrogs eat anything they can get in their big mouths - spiders, fish, birds, rodents, snakes, and other frogs.
Bullfrogs lead with their big, sticky tongues and open mouths, but they’ll use their four-fingered hands to cram in prey, if necessary.
Northern watersnakes are 7 to 10 inches long when they hatch, and they can grow 24 to 42 inches long. This young watersnake is probably less than 20 inches long. Does it stand a chance against the heavyweight bullfrog?
Today, the big bullfrog eats the juvenile northern watersnake - but only because the snake is still young.
Tomorrow, a full-grown watersnake could grab the frog and swallow him whole. Croak!
Angie Daly Morfeld
Nichole LeClair Terrill