I wanted to share this article of this very unusual but beautiful pairing of reptiles whom seem to be friends…
He’s a bit clingy: Green tree frog climbs all over its unlikely friend – a large python
- Pair grew up in captivity together so there is no aggression
- Snake’s behaviour remarkable as it frog is usually on the dinner menu
Photo enthusiast Fahmi Bhs watched as the frog slowly climbed along the scales of the three-foot long snake in a zoo in Jakarta, Indonesia.
‘I was worried the python may swallow this beautiful frog,’ the 39-year-old from Jakarta said.
‘But then a keeper told me that this particular snake doesn’t eat frogs at all and it did seem almost undisturbed by its presence.
‘The python occasionally sniffed around the frog but then it just let the creature do whatever he needed to do.’
With sticky toe pads, the green tree frog is well equipped to clamber along the scales of the python, able to stealthily crawl upside down like a house lizard.
Its small bulging eyes stare directly at Fahmi’s camera – almost boasting about it’s short adventure on the body of the long reptile dangling around a foot off the ground off the ground.
Eventually the frog made an understandable escape – crawling away to reach a safer, uninhabited part of the tree branch.
The frog’s behaviour was all the more remarkable as rodents, reptiles and other small living things tend to make up the diet of the python.
They are also well known to bite when someone or something provokes.