A feast fit for an Ibis - Ed Frazer

Here are a few shots out of a large sequence of photos of a White Ibis eating a cane toad.  They were taken in August 2017.

I watched the Ibis for about 5 minutes, during which time it made three trips to the dam to wash the cane toad. I assume it was washing off the poisonous secretions. It would be interesting to know if this actually neutralised the toad's poison glands.

This is not the first time I have photographed a White Ibis eating a cane toad. Ian Muirhead advised me that it is not uncommon to hear about toads being eaten by wildlife.
 







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