In an apparent re-run of the famous fable The Scorpion and the Frog, this 'I can't-believe-my-eyes' moment came as a snake is caught on camera giving a frog a lift on its back to escape the Australian floods.
Real life played out backwards though, as the frog was the animal hitching the ride this time around.
But whereas in the fable the scorpion stings the frog causing them both to drown, this story had a happy ending as the two plucky animals put aside old differences to fight the elements.
Snakes alive! The frog is pictured getting as helping hand from the snake in the swirling floodwaters of Queensland
Amid the photos of catastrophe, despair and destruction that beset the eastern state of Queensland, computer technician Armin Gerlach snapped the green frog hitching a ride on the back of a brown snake through the floodwaters near Brisbane.
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