What you see when it rains…

Well, I was looking forward to some wet, muddy trail action today, but it didn’t quite work out. Oh well…
I did head out the door for a trip around the neighborhood, and picking up the paper, what do I see?
A “cute” little guy…

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A yellow spotted salamander

I looked him right in the eye and told him I didn’t want any insurance quotes.

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What? You wanted a gecko to sell you something?

(I think that’s a great picture)

He was around 8 inches long. I moved him off to the bark and grass, and he took off, then so did I (for a few minutes of running).

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