Eirinn Noy snapped these photos of a snake devouring a green tree frog on her parents’ property at Peachester.
Eirinn Noy snapped these photos of a snake devouring a green tree frog on her parents’ property at Peachester. Eirinn Noy

Eirinn aghast as frog becomes food

CROUCHED in the damp grass, Eirinn Noy pulled out her weapon of choice and shot 60 times at the hungry snake.

Eirinn, of Nambour, was getting up close and personal with the serpent to photograph it though, not maim it.

She was in a horse paddock on her parents' Peachester property on Sunday when she saw the snake on an electric fence with its head down a pole. It pulled out a green tree frog and started to digest the amphibian.

The sight was a bit hard to stomach for the hobbyist photographer and mother of two.

"I used a longer zoom ... and wasn't too scared because I could tell it wasn't a dangerous snake," Eirinn said.

Her mother held an umbrella overhead as Eirinn crept close with her Canon camera to be within a metre of the feeding snake.

"I didn't stay for (the end)," she said. "It was quite interesting, I really wanted to get the shot, but it was a little disturbing as well."


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