Acquired: Pet store
Posted May 07, 2014
One day, I saw a little tiny mud puppy hanging out in a goldfish tank at a pet shop and decided I wanted to have it, instead of letting the store owner kill it. He gave it to me for 50 cents and I put it in an old aquarium, set up with rocks on one side and a good pond of water, since Sally the salamander still had fluffy gills. When he grew up, he was a good pet, though, of course, being an amphibian, not the best “cuddling” pet, and when you held him he just wanted to explore and run around. He was very entertaining to watch – how he caught and ate crickets, when he would run around the cage, and watching him swim were some of my favorite salamander antics. Sally lived a good and fairly long life for an amphibian, and he was a very fun addition to the family.