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Queensland snake catcher finds green tree frog devouring deadly coastal taipan

A north Queensland snake catcher says seeing a green tree frog devour a highly venomous snake was a “once-in-a-lifetime experience”.

Jamie Chapel was called out to a Townsville property on Tuesday night to catch the coastal taipan, considered one of Australia’s deadliest species.

He was halfway there when the client told him a frog was eating the snake.

When he arrived at the property, the “quite large” frog had eaten all but the head of the 20-25cm taipan.

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