Tadpoles consumption at the Iberian water frog (rana perezi)

The lily pads but also the 'life raft' in the pond are much sought after during summer time from the grown up water frogs, because they serve as best 'observation deck' to lurk for tadpoles who shoot up to the water surface.

This frog caught one and

. it only should take a whole seven minutes ..

until he had eaten up the still moving tadpole.

A short glance into the camera, to .

. intensely continue to eat up the prey:

Only a little tiny piece of tadpole is still to see, but .

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