Tag Archives: Predation

Fascinating video: copperhead eating molting cicada

Here is a fascinating video by Kenneth Gisi of a copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) eating a molting cicada. Kenneth noticed this just as the snake started to eat the cicada, and his video goes all the way to when it has … Continue reading

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Plump Tadpoles and a Hungry Snake

Every summer, intense life and death struggles play out between predators and their prey in the shallow pools of water dotting the meadows of Yosemite National Park. With little room to escape, the tadpoles presented a potentially easy meal for a hungry garter snake. Continue reading

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Leech Lunch Party

The recent warm weather has me thinking back to last summer’s amphibian fun. One of the coolest natural history observations we made was first noticed by a student researcher who was studying the factors that make a female frogs prefer … Continue reading

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The good and the bad of being big

The breeding season is a time of hope and fear for the frogs. Hope that they’ll find a mate, and fear that a predator will find them. Continue reading

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