Nature: the Circle of Life
This is how life goes around in the fauna world. Harsh but necessary.
Every living creature in the forest is in need of food. Whether small or large, slow or fast, they all have one thing in common: trying to survive for another day. Here you will see how nature works in a weird and fascinating way.
The Amazon Whiptail (Ameiva Ameiva) is a common lizard seen on the ground or grass. They are also known as cannibals, ones that also like to hunt their own kind. Here you can see how one Whiptail caught another one for lunch. The young Whiptail didn't even see it coming when it was passing by.
On another occasion the Amazon Whiptail caught a leaf frog by surprise. I heard a loud squeaky sound and discovered this horrific ordeal happening during broad daylight. Notice how this Whiptail takes care of its prey; they always grab them by the throat and slam their small body to the ground until there is no life to be found inside.
But not always is the Amazon Whiptail the hunter, sometimes they also become the hunted. This Whiptail's day ended pretty badly; a Grey-lined Hawk decided to have it for lunch. Same strategy; choking the life out of it but with sharp claws.
And finally this Tree Frog who caught an off guard Grasshopper......
.... but like the title says 'The Circle of Life', Tree Frogs are also potential preys for larger ones. Like this Red-billed Toucan for instance.
A sad ending for some, but that is how nature works all the time.
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