Monday, March 21, 2011

Another Dinosaur Spotting

While we are mostly known for our pterodactyls, it looks like we have another resident dinosaur.



"Ack! Turn off the lights! Yeesh, I hate Mondays."



Actually, he (or she) was happy to feel some warm sun. Saint Tim found it under a tarp and it was cool enough under there that I was able to walk out with the camera and watch it wake up.







"Ai! King Kong! Put me down!"



I'm pretty sure this is a salamander, but not sure what kind and I don't have time to look it up right now. Jump in if you know!

18 comments:

Sheepmom said...

Look him up here:
http://www.shastaherps.org/SalamanderIdentification#blackcomplex

Deb W said...

Yuck. When I lived in Louisiana, we had Geckos all over - they would even get in the house sometimes. We had a Five-lined Skink that lived in a flower bed.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Aw, I think he's cute! Go back and look at that little smiling (haha) face :-).

luckybunny said...

Great pictures! They are so darned cute.

melanie said...

That would be a FAT salamander...

Jody said...

Cute little salamander but I still wouldn't pick him up LOL!!
We just had snow here today :(

Marilyn said...

OMG! I found one of those in the garden last summer but is was HUGE! I should send you the picture :D

flowerweaver said...

Very cute! I like tiny dinosaurs...

kenleighacres.com said...

I love salamanders :) Great pictures of the little (fat) guy!

Christine said...

Awesome shots! He really IS smiling! I won a writing contest once about trying to catch one without touching it with my hands. Needless to say it was rather comical.

Leah said...

The salamanders we had were far wetter than that little guy. They had gills that came out the side of their heads and would never be in earth that dry because they absorb oxygen through the water on their skin. That little one looks almost lizard like - could very well be a salamander though. It has a salamander face. I think it is cute.

Alice said...

He looks like a Jefferson/Mole Salamander found in hills and valleys and comes out in the Spring to mate. Just a guess, though. I think he is charming!

Ed said...

TOO COOL!!! Looks like a salamander, when I get home next week I may have to go lizard hunting on the hill..:-)

Leontien said...

haha fat Salamander sounds good to me!

Love the pictures!!
Leontien

~Tonia~ said...

He is so cute! I used to have fire belly newts and loved the little squirmy guys. Looks like he is eating well at your place. :)

dibear said...

A sure sign of Spring!! :)

Dutch Hollow said...

Wow, odd looking animal. Pretty cool though!

Abby Frances said...

That is so neat! They are such neat littler critters.

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