A toad swallows a bat whole making for an interesting and rare photo. On Sept. 25, FOX reported that a cane toad in Peru bit off more than he could chew, chomping down on a bat at the Cerros de Amotape National Park. A park worker caught the bizarre occurrence on tape, perhaps for the first time... ever.
"Cane toads are opportunistic feeders and well known for being voracious eaters that trait has allowed them to be successful as an invasive species in places like Australia, Torres said. But it's a rare occurrence to find one eating a bat, which usually flies far from the ground where the amphibians hop," FOX reports.
When a toad swallows a bat, one would think that there wouldn't be much to see -- but the picture taker, Ranger Yufani Olaya, snapped a shot at just the right moment. You can actually see the bat's wings sticking out of the sides of the toad's mouth. It is gross, weird, and cool all at the same time. As to how this actually happened, Olaya got to see the whole thing. He explains:
"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" (via FOX).
The toad swallows bat photo can be seen in the video above. Cool or just too weird?
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