Wishin I was on the Sauk
Got out and did a float Saturday and found some critters, it's kinda hard to focus a 400mm zoom bouncing through a riffle free hand!
Rough Skinned Newt.
I kept three of them for over a decade.Rough Skinned Newt.
Very nice photo!
Don’t ever eat one of these (whether “on purpose “, or inadvertently) or it could kill you. Highly poisonous from what I’ve heard and read.
I used to find them migrating across the road that lead into our neighborhood at certain times of the year. I’d usually stop to move them off to the side before someone would run them over. Many didn’t make it across.
Cool little critters.
I had no idea they could live that long.I kept three of them for over a decade.
They were a lot more fun to watch than fish swimming around. Pretty funny with their antics. Fed them a tiny bit of hamburger every couple of days.
This was during my "moving" days so every couple of years I would drop them off at my parents house for a couple of months until I got situated. Showed my mom how to feed them and always got updates from her on their antics.
They bloated up...so I had a vet friend take a look at them. You know, most vet's know little about newt's and this was the guy that gave them to me.
They stayed bloated for about six months or so and then died one by one. If you can't keep fish due to high maintenance...try a newt.
Neither did I!!! Until they just kept on living. I was sorry to see them die one by one,I had no idea they could live that long.