AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 61

AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 61

Road Trip! It’s that special Tuesday when meet an amphibian instead of a reptile! So we’re off to the Northeastern United States today to meet this super cool animal! Are you ready?

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MEET THE MUDPUPPY!

mudpuppy   Range/Habitat: South Canada-Eastern USA/ wetlands, rivers

   Diet: Carnivore: aquatic animals

   Length: 11 ½-19 ½”

   Conservation Status: common

 

 

Fun Facts:

  • Mudpuppies have small front legs.
  • They spend most of their lives in water.
  • Mudpuppies have red external gills.
  • They are mostly nocturnal.
  • Mudpuppies burrow under rocks and logs.
  • Female mudpuppies guard their eggs till they hatch.

Mudpuppies are such crazy looking animals with their funny looking gills. Amphibians are so amazing and they come in all sizes and shapes!

mudpuppy2    mudpuppy3

Categories: adventure, amphibians, Animals, Children, conservation, education, Environment, nature, wildlife | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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One thought on “AMPHIBIAN TUESDAY # 61

  1. That mudpuppy looks dressed up in those red gills. It’s kind of like when Mom ties a bandana on my neck!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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