Cattle Egret - Cane Toad Predator in Action - Ed Frazer

In November 2017 I had another encounter with a cane toad, this time with a Cattle Egret. 

I watched the Egret re-positioning the cane toad and swallowing it. It had quite a battle getting it down!  You can see the bulge in its throat as it struggles to swallow such a large toad. 

I went down to the site and checked to see if it had regurgitated it but there was nothing. It just went on poking in the grass for insects afterwards with no obvious problems as you can see in the last photo. 

I had to take the photos into the sun but you can still see the action!

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