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Mallard eating BIG frog... Never saw this before!
Posted By: ToXiQ, 12-16-2007, 04:03 PM

Hello All,

Today I was in a birdhide and suddenly I saw a Mallard diving underwater and came up with a HUGE frog. You will not believe this!!!

Mother mallard was thinking he is getting crazy after one night frost!

Regards Walter
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12-16-2007, 04:06 PM   #2
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Wow Walter! What a series. I had to call the whole family over to check your images out. My youngest son said, "I thought Mallards only eat small fish." Yeah, so did I. ;-) Thanks for sharing this special series Walter.
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Amazing images. I knew they would take small frogs but that one is not small. I love the colors of the water.
12-16-2007, 04:26 PM   #4
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Walter- that is indeed a great series!

The third shot, with its symmetry, is one any wildlife photographer would be proud to have taken.


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Walter like they said WOW!!!! I have never scene anything like that before anywhere. Nice shots. Talk about the rigght place at the right time,
12-16-2007, 05:37 PM   #6
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Truly great shots Walter and that third shot is simply amazing.

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That's one BAD duck I never knew mallards would eat a frog, probably what he thought too. Nice pictures as usual
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Holy crap! Did you call National Geographic?

12-16-2007, 11:00 PM   #9
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Wow ... like everyone else has mentioned ... this is a great series.
Composition of the 3rd shot is great .... shot at the perfect time as well.
12-17-2007, 04:40 AM   #10
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That's gotta be food for a couple of days for that duck. I wonder how long the frog was in its stomach before the wriggling stopped? Great photos; my favourite was the second one, which shows the size of that monster meal (reminded me of some scenes in Star Wars).
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Amazing series, very well done!
12-17-2007, 05:15 AM   #12
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yeh, those shots simply are amazing.. you did such a great job to capture these images,.. so hats off to you, from me!!
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In addition to what everyone else has said...the colours are just excellent.

Not to take-away from your thread, but I once saw a Heron gulp down a huge rat. It was amazing. It would stun the rat against the rocks and then it was down the hatch. Simply amazing what can be seen in nature and you have captured it well.

Well done Walter.
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QuoteOriginally posted by G M Fude Quote
That's gotta be food for a couple of days for that duck. I wonder how long the frog was in its stomach before the wriggling stopped?
My thoughts exactly! Except I was wondering how long he was furiously kicking in there. A meal like that could do him some serious damage, I would think. First time in my life I ever felt sorry for a frog.....

Mother mallard has the same expression on her face that I have always imagined Molly McGee having when Fibber was up to his usual stunts.

Utterly fantastic series; most definitely contact National Geographic on them!
12-17-2007, 08:46 AM   #15
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Wonderful, simply wonderful!

I think the frog was trying to commit suicide IMO, I mean it really looks like the frog wants to go down and not back out. Image number one proves it! LOL

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