Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bufo bat

This unlikely image - taken by Yufani Olaya, a park ranger at Cerros de Amotape National Park in Peru - is the result of the opportunistic feeding of a cane toad (Bufo marinus) on a bat which was flying too close to the forest floor as it gorged itself on insects (SIMILAR IMAGES HERE). Olaya describes the event, “Out of nowhere the bat just flew directly into the mouth of the toad, which almost seemed to be sitting with its mouth wide open.” Unfortunately for the toad, the bat didn't make a very good meal. Unable to get it down, he finally spit it out and Olaya watched as the lucky bat recovered and flew away!

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