Frog and Snake

From the Flickr description:

    A juvenile emerald tree boa serves as an unwitting perch to a recently awakened red eyed tree frog after a misting. The snake and several frogs cohabitated for quite some time without incident. Perhaps due to an unpalatable flavor brightly colored frogs often advertise.

It should be noted that the red-eyed tree frog is not actually venomous. The snake likely would not know that, so if the snake is able to detect the color of the frog, this explanation might be correct. Still, I wonder if there’s anything more to it?

Via Tom’s Flickr photostream.
Thanks Kimberly!

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#1 Katie on 05.18.08 at 12:58 pm

awwww, they look like friends. :) i like the colors of it all, too.

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#3 Emi on 05.30.08 at 2:10 pm

Looks like they just got a good misting.

#4 Veronica on 08.23.09 at 6:20 am

Well, I have seen other pictures like this, with frogs sitting on snakes like this. My theory is, if the snake moves and eats the frog, everyone around them will spot the snake. If the snake just hangs there, not everyone sees the snake, so it can hang around and wait for a bigger pray?