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 Post subject: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 2nd, 2012, 7:04 pm 

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Mississippi River Bottom SW IL.
I happened on a salamander early last fall after a cool rain.
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not much yellow shown on upper
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I've continued to check the area noting a few small road kills, also dark backed
With the warm wet winter, Feb first I chanced a look under a board
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the most color I've seen (less than 10) I should have washed this one
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Just a old man bragging like a kid.


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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2012, 7:28 am 
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Very cool! I enjoyed your photos.

I keep two tiger salamanders at home. My little brother found juveniles for sale at a local bait shop as "mud puppies." He bought two of them for me, and two for him. They make fun pets, very cool animals :P

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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2012, 10:12 am 
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They are vicious eaters, which makes them fun to watch. Mine used to jump up at the food before I could offer it to them. A couple times they got my finger, and they would not leg go.


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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2012, 10:51 am 
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psyon wrote:
They are vicious eaters, which makes them fun to watch. Mine used to jump up at the food before I could offer it to them. A couple times they got my finger, and they would not leg go.

hahaha, mine do exactly the same thing!


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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2012, 9:42 pm 
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Really cool salamanders! We have yet to find one!

Good to see you posting again Bill!

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 4th, 2012, 10:40 am 
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Cool, Bill!

I agree, nice to see a post from you!

-Mike


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 Post subject: Re: IL Eastern Tiger Salamander
PostPosted: February 4th, 2012, 3:52 pm 

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Thanks fellows. Your the best.


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