What's that the boys are gathered around? A glass jar with a lid? That can mean only one thing. They've caught some kind of varmint.
Actually, I don't know if this qualifies as a "varmint."
Is a salamander a varmint?
varmint n.: one that is considered obnoxious or troublesome.
Nope. A salamander's not a varmint. But I do have a new nickname for some young rascals I know. (Kidding, kidding.)
She totally reminds me of Randall Boggs. (From Monsters Inc. Anyone trackin' with me?)
I guess technically Randall is supposed to look more like a chameleon, since he morphs into different colors and all that. But Randall reminds me of Sally. (Sally - that's what we named our salamander. For the 5 minutes we kept her before letting her go. If indeed it was a "her".)
Lauryn was cool with Sally's presence at first.
She stayed cool until we decided it was time to release it. Then she screamed, ran in the house, and didn't come back out until she had put on her pink cowboy boots. Apparently the boots provided a level of protection in the event the beast should charge at her feet.
See ya later Sally! Thanks for providing my concrete loving kids some wildlife excitement. I'm forever grateful.
How cool!!! My kids would love to find something like that in their backyard.