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Frog hitches ride with snake to flee floods

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:50 PM
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Of all the startling images to have come out from the Queensland floods, this has to be the most unusual — a green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake. Computer technician Armin Gerlach was visiting friends in the flood-hit town of Dalby, located in the state's south-east, last week when he spotted the unlikely pair. "I felt amazement, I just couldn’t believe it," Mr Gerlach told ninemsn. Mr Gelach said a friend who had been affected by many floods told him animals often helped each other out during disasters.


news.ninemsn.com.au...



Youtube is full of videos showing animals from different species helping each other and it is a remarkable sight to behold. This behaviours makes you realise that animals are actually self aware and deserve kindness from us.
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:54 PM
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That's incredible... not the first time I've seen something like this, but it goes to show you that even in nature, tragedy brings together all walks of life and sets aside differences in a time of need.

I look forward to the day when people can do the same.

~Namaste



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Animals are more compassionate than Humans these days!
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 01:57 PM
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Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
This behaviours makes you realise that animals are actually self aware and deserve kindness from us.
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I agree and that is fascinating!
NATURE
S&F for great pic.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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That's incredible . That made my day .

We could all learn from this , but I seriously doubt that we will .

Thanks for posting that .


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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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hey look that snake is carrying its packed lunch



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Now that`s helping out a fellow creature. Also something else that is made aware here people are not the only ones seeking higher ground. And with there being so many poisonous snakes in Australia I would think those in the flood areas really need to be watching for this.

I know its one of the things usually that go with flooding here in Florida. Chases those snakes right into your house at times.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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LOL the frog is smart it sat in the far end section of the ride
Safe distance away from snake head
Imagine if all things in nature worked together

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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A computer technician took this picture? That is one agile frog, by the way. Considering the strength of the water, and how small that snake is in comparison to the frog - it is also remarkable that the frog is able to ride it.

I think things like this do happen, and I fully agree with the moral of this thread. But I don't think this is a real picture.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Originally posted by Ilovecatbinlady
news.ninemsn.com.au...




S & F

If only for that pic.

Awesome.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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S+F That is the best thing i have ever seen!
:lol



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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We believe humans are the most 'aware' species here on earth.

Hardly see that.

Animals kill only when necessary, specially if threatened or for food.
Should we enumerate the reasons man kills his own kind or the rest of the world?

Why are we turning this way!

Great Pic & a solid lesson to be learnt...
A picture speaks a thousand words.. or more


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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by okbmd
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We could all learn from this , but I seriously doubt that we will .



Well..... I can mention something in Egypt... that happened with Muslims and Christians...
when the Muslims defended the Christians against the flood of riots.....!!!!!
Muslims defending Christians in Egypt
We could learn from them as wel..!!



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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No way, how could a frog hitchhike a swimming snake without falling off?
Both the snake and the frog is slippery, it's flooding, water everywhere, and the snake has to wiggle its body to swim, yet the frog stay up there.

add: Frogs and toads can swim, can't they?
Wait until it's the snake's turn to ride the frog. Your jaws will drop to the floor.
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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by Jazzyguy
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No way, how could a frog hitchhike a swimming snake without falling off?
Both the snake and the frog is slippery, it's flooding, water everywhere, and the snake has to wiggle its body to swim, yet the frog stay up there.



Frogs are 733t


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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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Life imitates art! Am I the only one who instantly thought of the game "Frogger"?





posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 03:18 PM
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Great pic..s+f, rather to close for comfort...the frog needs to hook a little trailer on the back, then it can be toad.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 04:00 PM
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Something for you to contemplate;

"The Fable of the Frog and the Scorpion

One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.

The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

“Hellooo Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion across the water, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?”

“Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you won’t try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly.

“Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!”

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!”

“This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the river!”

“Alright then…how do I know you won’t just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog.

“Ahh…,” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!”

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

The frog felt a sharp sting and knew that the scorpion had stung him. “Why did you do that?” he said, if you sting me we will both drown. “Oh,” said the scorpion. “I’m so sorry, but I can’t help myself as it is my nature. I won’t do it again.” So the frog continued to swim and a few minutes later the frog felt another sting on his back. “Scorpion,” he said, “if you sting me I will not be able to carry you across the river and we will both drown.”

“I didn’t mean to do it,” said the scorpion.” “It’s my nature but it won’t happen again.”

They were nearly across the river when the frog felt a third sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

“You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why did you do that when you said you would not do it again?”

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drowning frog’s back.

“I could not help myself. It is my nature.” Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river."

Source unknown but often attributed to Aesop



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:08 PM
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Animals are connected to nature in a way most of us are incapable of understanding. They have been found to flee before natural disasters occur. They know it's coming before we do.

Watch what the animals do in the next couple of years. They may be the best warning system you have.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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These are some very troubling times indeed and the animals seem to sense it , Its like the rain , every time there is a big thunderstorm coming the black birds always start acting crazy . Most people seem to scoff at animals and see them as "inferior" yet they really seem to have a better hang on things than we do ! a frog can catch a ride with a snake its natural Predator , yet we cannot settle simple disputes as a so called "advanced race" to work together to through these times coming until money is no longer a factor in this world we will never learn




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