Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Mud Puppy


By: John Stong

This is a picture of a Michigan "Snot Otter" a large newt type critter that lives in the Great Lakes area...If you happen to find one, it means the ecosystem they are in is pretty healthy...they are hard to find unless you are in the habit of crawling around in the rivers flipping over rocks and logs...every once in a while somebody will catch one when fishing with a worm for bait, They are entirely aquatic, so you will never find one under a log on land....This one was caught in the Muskegon River on Sat Nov 15th...It is a very healthy river with a good population of Steelhead, Walleye, Salmon, Smallmouth bass, Catfish, Sturgeon, Turtles, Snakes, etc.

2 comments:

Mr. Motorcycle said...

It reminds me of that salamander.

Jim S said...

we found one floating dead in the channel behind our cottage and didn't know what it was. It looked exactly like your pic. thanks.