Frog for breakfast

While camping at Ezemvelo Nature Reserve near Bronkhorstspruit a few weeks ago, we noticed a frog which appeared to be stuck between a few rocks. Having a closer look we came across the following amazing scene:

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It took the snake about 5 minutes before its venom finally killed the frog. When we returned about 40 minutes later, the snake, jaws unlocked, had already managed to stuff in half of his breakfast!

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We suspect it is an Olive Grass Snake, but if anyone can help with the identification of both predator and prey it will be great!

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