Here is it clinging on with sticky toes, a green tree frog sits bravely on its unlikely friend – a large tree python.
Curled around the branches of a small coconut tree, the snake appears relatively undisturbed by the bold passenger that has clambered onto its skin.
Grown in captivity together, the pair display no signs of aggression or fear, comfortable with their encounters high up in the leafy branches.
Pair grew up in captivity together so there is no aggression
Slippery customer: Photo enthusiast Fahmi Bhs watched in surprise as the frog slowly climbed along the scales of the three foot snake
Easy does it: With sticky toe pads, the green tree frog is well equipped to clamber along the scales of the python
‘I was worried the python may swallow this beautiful frog,’ the 39-year-old from Jakarta said.
‘But then a keeper told me that this particular snake doesn’t eat frogs at all and it did seem almost undisturbed by its presence.
‘The python occasionally sniffed around the frog but then it just let the creature do whatever he needed to do.’
With sticky toe pads, the green tree frog is well equipped to clamber along the scales of the python, able to stealthily crawl upside down like a house lizard.
Its small bulging eyes stare directly at Fahmi’s camera – almost boasting about it’s short adventure on the body of the long reptile dangling around a foot off the ground off the ground.
Eventually the frog made an understandable escape – crawling away to reach a safer, uninhabited part of the tree branch.
The frog’s behaviour was all the more remarkable as rodents, reptiles and other small living things tend to make up the diet of the python.
They are also well known to bite when someone or something provokes. Obviously green frog and python did not hurt each other!!
Python’s behaviour remarkable as it frog is usually on the dinner menu
Don’t mind if I do: Eventually the frog decided to disembark, perhaps aware that he may be on the menu later
Don’t drop me! Eventually the frog disembarked, perhaps a wise move give the usual appetite of the snake