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The snake grabbed the frog by the toe, and backed itself up the pond liner, dragging the frog backwards. My Ontario Reptile and Amphibians FB group tells me it is a Northern watersnake.
We have very little water in the wetland, it's terribly dry, so this little snake is taking advantage of the little frogs seeking refuge. We had 14 frogs in the pond last week, I guess we're down to 13!
The good news is that the goldfish have reproduced and I've seen some little ones, very briefly!
goldfish from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It just kept on eating! I was fascinated. It happens every day or the cycle of life breaks down.
Milks snake & frog from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
It appears to come back every 2 days. At this rate...
Another two days later, it is back! We are now down three little froggies, 14, 13, 12...! But this is nature! This time it ate the frog right in the water.
Watersnake from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.