Stu McKenzie has been rescuing snakes for over six years but admits he too was stopped in his tracks after seeing the image of a highly-venomous eastern brown snake coming out of a frog's bum.
The picture was snapped by a resident at Goondiwindi, a rural town 400km inland from the Gold Coast, who caught sight of the green tree frog attempting to remove the snake with its hind legs before deciding to step in and help.
"The lady who found the situation pulled the snake out slowly with her hands," the snake catcher informed Yahoo News Australia.
The snake was apparently dead when the frog attempted to eat it and is now "OK and safe", hopping away "as if nothing had happened", according to Stu.
Social media reacts to 'gross' snake discovery
Within hours of the snake catcher sharing the image to Facebook, the post had intrigued thousands online, with many questioning how the strange picture came to be.
"I feel so uncomfortable thinking about this, I have so many questions but also don't want to know.." one woman wrote.
"Welp! Tonight’s nightmare is locked and loaded, thanks very much," another said, while a third joked by commenting, "That takes a whole new meaning to 'it went straight through me'".
Green tree frogs are notorious for being unfussy eaters and will happily eat most things that they come across, however, this particular frog can be applauded for its ambitious efforts as it attempted to eat one of the worlds most venomous snakes, with even its carcass still posing serious risks.
"Even though it’s dead, they still need to be handled and disposed of very carefully," Stu said, before adding, "There could still be traces of venom in the mouth of the snake."
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