Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Newt Lives

James has a newt for his Creatures class at co-op. He had to choose an animal from a list.

Our requirements were that he would choose a quiet pet and also one that is not stinky.

This is a fire-bellied newt, I guess. It hails from China or Japan, or something like that. It is an amphibian, kind of like a salamander.

It probably has a name, but I am not sure what it is. My interaction with the newt is pretty much to walk by and notice it's habitat needs cleaning.

Doesn't James look absolutely ECSTATIC to own the newt?? He really enjoys it!


Denise said...

Ewww... a creepy thing!

Anonymous said...

I bet James is REALLY enjoying his new pet!

Such a nice opportunity for him (and the rest of the family!)

Just so you know... clearing my throat here.... we had two salamanders get loose in our house and we never found them!

:) smile-wink-nod!

Anonymous said...

Creepy, yes. Beautiful markings as well. A real "boy" kind of pet!!! Love, Mom