By R. Koh (9 years old)
I have a pet. It has been with me for over a year. My pet is a red salamander. It is a lizard.
Its name is Sam. Sam is a smart lizard because he kills all the mosquitoes and flies in my house. That makes my mother very happy.
It is a lot of fun to introduce Sam to my friends and neighbours. Girls and ladies shriek and run away while boys come closer to have another look. The boys often wish to have a salamander for a pet too.
- Finding and Understanding Salamanders in Michigan! (michiganswildlife.wordpress.com)