[Letters to Editor]

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I REMEMBER as a boy being rather startled by a shrill wailing cry which proceeded from a small pond, and on running to the spot I found a common snake in the act of swallowing a frog. They were on the surface of the water in the middle of the pool; the hinder part of the frog had already disappeared, and the terrified creature was crying piteously. He proved, however, too big a mouthful to be readily disposed of, and when by the aid of a long stick I interrupted the banquet and released him, he dived away apparently unhurt.

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BENGER, F. [Letters to Editor]. Nature 10, 483 (1874). https://doi.org/10.1038/010483g0

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