The snake escape: Screaming frog hops to safety after 20-minute struggle with serpent

When this snake fancied frog's legs for tea, it didn't reckon on a lengthy struggle with an amphibian which refused to let itself become a fast food snack.

These pictures show how a hardy frog battled with the ravenous reptile for 20 minutes before finally kicking itself free and hopping to safety.

The frog, which had been sunning itself in a back garden in Indonesia, grabbed hold of a branch and held on for dear life after the snake pounced from behind.

Fight for survival: The frog holds on for dear life as a snake tries its best to wolf him down

Fight for survival: The frog holds on for dear life as the snake tries to swallow it whole

It seemed the frog's fate was sealed when the red, yellow and black snake wrapped its mouth around its leg and clamped down.

But the frog somehow broke free and hopped away - bloodied and bruised. 

The snake, its fast-food fancy foiled, slunk back into the bushes.

Alerted by the frog's terrified scream, photographer Brizadly Arifin captured this attack in his back garden in Jakarta.

Survival of the fittest: Although the snake managed to almost entirely swallow one of the frog's legs, the tenacious amphibian still managed to escape

Survival of the most determined: Although the snake managed to swallow one of the frog's legs, the amphibian still managed to escape

Mr Arifin said: 'I was sitting in my backyard when I heard the pained sound of a frog. It was like a scream.

'I went to take a look at what was going on and was shocked to see a snake trying to eat a frog.

'It looked like the frog had been sitting on a clay pot and had been attacked from behind by a snake in the bush.

'It was such an energetic fight that most of my photos came out blurry.

'I saw the snake swallow one of the frog's legs but the frog was very strong and refused to give in.

'After 20 minutes, the snake finally released the frog's foot and let it escape to freedom. It was covered in blood but still alive.

'The snake disappeared into the bushes again.'

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