Wednesday, April 24, 2013

#WordlessWednesday Slimy Sally w/ Linky




Look what we found on the farm!  I'm guessing (and hoping) the arrival of Slimy Sally the Salamander is a sign that Spring is actually here to stay?

I also learned that she (or he?) is not really slimy, but his/her skin secretes mucus to keep her/him moist when on land and maintain salt balance when in water. Hubs also told me that they secrete poison from their glands in their skin.

I need to keep on top of all these facts since we have a four year old who asks a lot of questions about everything!

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14 comments:

Deborah Coombs said...

Very cool! Also, a little creepy that my WW is of a salamander cousin we met at the fish store tonight. Coincidence?? ;)

Tara Robertson said...

oh my sons' love those sorts of creatures lol!

Christine McN said...

Deborah:
WOW! That is uncanny!! What are the odds?! :)

Christine McN said...

Tara:
Ohhhh! I wish you lived closer! Your boys would LOVE to explore our farm and our hardwood forests! Lots of neat stuff to discover! The salamander is kind of cool, but kind of gives me the creeps! I didn't realize some salamanders could live out of water like this! Had no idea we had salamanders here! LOL!

Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens said...

Not a huge fan of "things that creep," but my children would absolutely love it!!!!!

OrangeHeroMama said...

SO soooooo cool!!!!

Elizabeth FrugalMomEh said...

I didn't know that about Salamanders at all, so cute!

Brandi Yee said...

Omg...that is sooo neat!! A little creepy for me hehe, but very cool.

Jennifer Van Huss said...

ewwww!!! I'm definitely a subburbs girl! lol

Stephanie said...

Ekk! You take a picture, I would have run the other way :)

Wendy S said...

It this a case of "this pictures makes it larger than it appears"????

Monica said...

Yikes, I do hope Sally doesn't come visiting me!

Shayna Murray said...

Oh Gross! I'm not afraid of much but salamanders creep me out!!

Deanna T. said...

Gorgeous. What fun to get to meet Sally up close. (And good on you for trying to stay ahead of the 4 year old question curve!)

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