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Need a critter ID #10374927 10/28/14 12:14 AM
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My son was doing some weed cleanup on his pond and pulled up this little guy...
Salamander, eel? No it's not a chupacabra. laugh
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Re: Need a critter ID [Re: TheDuck] #10375028 10/28/14 12:51 AM
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Not an eel . The external gills show it to be a juvenile amphibian . Mud puppy ?

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Didn't see any gills, but thought they might be hidden in his mane? No hind legs, don't think it's a mud dog. He's going to the surface to get air.


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Re: Need a critter ID [Re: Siberman] #10375855 10/28/14 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted By: Siberman

Not an eel . The external gills show it to be a juvenile amphibian . Mud puppy ?


I think you are correct Common mudpuppy



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Re: Need a critter ID [Re: TheDuck] #10376013 10/28/14 12:46 PM
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Somebody got it in he freshwater section....

It is a siren, a type of salamander. Sirens are neotenic, meaning they retain larval characteristics as adults (ie. external gills).

Not an axolotl or an amphiuma, both of which closely resemble the siren.

Little is known of the siren, but they are relatively common in some places in East Texas and along the coast.


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That would explain no hind legs... seems they're fairly plentiful in his pond.


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Known as water dogs. Great Bass bait.

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Originally Posted By: Fishbreeder
Somebody got it in he freshwater section....

It is a siren, a type of salamander. Sirens are neotenic, meaning they retain larval characteristics as adults (ie. external gills).

Not an axolotl or an amphiuma, both of which closely resemble the siren.

Little is known of the siren, but they are relatively common in some places in East Texas and along the coast.


Dang ! I knew that . bang

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have caught them in creeks around herewe call them mud puppies


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Re: Need a critter ID [Re: TheDuck] #10464834 12/11/14 03:32 AM
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Up in the state of Washington, live waterdogs up to 7-8" have been sold as a live bait for big bass for many, many years. Using one about 6" long one day in 1968, I caught a 4-pound rainbow trout!


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A water dog and a siren are two very different things. Water dogs are the larval form of the tiger salamander, a species that undergoes normal metamorphosis like frog. A siren remains in the larval stage even as an adult.

I've never tried using a siren for bait, but have done the water dog thing many times. I've never seen any water dogs around here (Coast) occurring naturally, but have caught specimens of the tiger salamander in swimming pools near Amarillo.

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They still sell them on Fayetteville county lake and if ur trying to get your girlfriend a bite..... Whew those can work wonders


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Originally Posted By: Justcattin82
They still sell them on Fayetteville county lake and if ur trying to get your girlfriend a bite..... Whew those can work wonders


Dude! Oh well, its already too late, she (your girlfriend) done gone fishin' with you. You're caught and don't even know it yet.....buyin' waterdogs for you're honey...you got it bad.

Problem is, once you get married that's over with, you can get your girlfriend to fish with you, but its dang difficult to get her to go after she's your wife.

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Where would you hook it without killing it?

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