We had a fine presentation about
Mudpuppies at the Brodie Club meeting in Toronto on 18 October 2016.
Our speakers were Aleta Karstad and Fred Schueler who brought a
Mudpuppy to show us. They organize Mudpuppy viewing excursions in
winter at Oxford Mills near Kemptville near Ottawa. I've never seen
a Mudpuppy before. Photo by Ron Pittaway.
This is Ontario's largest salamander and
it's very secretive. Easier to see in winter when they are more
active than in summer, they can be found in clear creeks with just
the right water levels, not too high and not too swift.
Mudpuppies are aquatic
at all stages of their lives. The red you see are the external