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Moth-er of a moth plucked from toad's mouth

MOTH-ER OF A MOTH: David Molony posted this photo of a giant moth on the Agnes Water Community Facebook page.
MOTH-ER OF A MOTH: David Molony posted this photo of a giant moth on the Agnes Water Community Facebook page. Facebook / David Molony

AFTER hearing a "ruckus", Agnes Water's David Molony saved a huge moth from becoming a toad's dinner.

Mr Molony said it was the first time he'd ever seen such a a moth of that size and he couldn't stand-by and watch it be eaten.

He pulled the moth from the toad's mouth and posted a photo on Facebook .

Queensland Museum senior curator Chris Burwell said he thought it was a female giant wood moth.

"If you know what to look for, their caterpillars, which bore in the trunk or larger branches of eucalypts, can be relatively common, but I wouldn't say that you come across the moths themselves all that often," he said.

If there's an extraordinary animal in your backyard, email a photo to emma.reid@news-mail.com.au.

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