Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The thrill of the chase...

Frankie seemed really bored, just swimming around all by himself. I decided to get him a few "tank mates".  I bought five little goldfish and, within an hour, he had chased down and devoured three of them.  Then I realized, he's probably never even experienced the "thrill of the chase" in all of his 20 years of life.  So that made me happy...even though I felt a little bad for the fish :(
Yesterday was my 2nd day in a 4 week "Reptile and Amphibian" class being taught at the "North Carolina Arboretum".  Last week we learned about frogs and toads [that's an "American Toad" in the photo] and yesterday was all about salamanders.  Did you know that the Appalachian Mountain regions has the highest concentration of salamander species of anywhere else in the world?  I had no idea!  It's been so interesting...I've learned so much.  In fact, I learned that this little guy is really not a "salamander" but a "newt"
So cute!  And next week it's all about snakes!  I can't wait!

And congratulations, Lynn!!!  You won those gorgeous leaf earrings from my last post.  Hope you enjoy them!

Happy Tuesday!  Love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle." ~ Walt Whitman

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