. Nature study and life. Nature study. COMMON FROGS AND SALAMANDERS 303 Mud Puppy, or Water Dog, Neciuriis niaculatus. Length, ten inches to two feet; color, dusky brown, more or less mottled. Breeding season, early spring (?). Necturus has the reputation of following fislies to their spawning grounds in order to eat the eggs and young. We have noted but five of the fifty salamanders, but this will be sufficient for a beginning. In trying to keep them in confinement we must remember that some are aquatic, some terrestrial, and some both ; and we must be careful to note the haunts of any common

. Nature study and life. Nature study. COMMON FROGS AND SALAMANDERS 303 Mud Puppy, or Water Dog, Neciuriis niaculatus. Length, ten inches to two feet; color, dusky brown, more or less mottled. Breeding season, early spring (?). Necturus has the reputation of following fislies to their spawning grounds in order to eat the eggs and young. We have noted but five of the fifty salamanders, but this will be sufficient for a beginning. In trying to keep them in confinement we must remember that some are aquatic, some terrestrial, and some both ; and we must be careful to note the haunts of any common Stock Photo
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. Nature study and life. Nature study. COMMON FROGS AND SALAMANDERS 303 Mud Puppy, or Water Dog, Neciuriis niaculatus. Length, ten inches to two feet; color, dusky brown, more or less mottled. Breeding season, early spring (?). Necturus has the reputation of following fislies to their spawning grounds in order to eat the eggs and young. We have noted but five of the fifty salamanders, but this will be sufficient for a beginning. In trying to keep them in confinement we must remember that some are aquatic, some terrestrial, and some both ; and we must be careful to note the haunts of any common species we wish to study and render our vivarium as much like its normal environment as possible. I must repeat that the above forms are not described in order that they should be "learned, " but solely to help toward an acquaintance with these and similar forms, to the end that intelligent sympathy may take the place of ignorant fear.. jJTT'- ^'. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Hodge, Clifton Fremont, 1859-. Boston and London, Ginn & Co.

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