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Philodryas patagoniensis More
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1 Adult  

100%

Sight

 

Natural
 

call

 

 

Juan I Areta
8 Jan 2005

    Geography
  • Argentina
    Corrientes
    Locality
  • Colonia Carlos Pellegrini
    Latitude/Longitude
  • -28.5518681   -57.2117329
    Elevation
  • 70 meters
    Channels
  • Mono
    Sampling Rate
    Bit Depth
    Recorders
  • MARANTZ PMD 222
    Microphones
  • Sennheiser ME 67
    Accessories
    Equipment Note

This was apparently a Philodryas patagoniensis snake being eaten by another snake, an adult Clelia cf. rustica. Both were coiled together among the grasses close to a small flowing stream. When I got closer to them, they separated. I could never see exactly what was happening, but given that Clelia regularly eat other snakes, the sound interpretation seems reasonable. Alternatively, one of them could have been eating a Leptodactylus frog.

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