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Tuesday April 18th 2015 2:18pm UT, 82 levels Air, Water temps had been mid 40s to low 50s on the backside of pond and and possibly 7 levels hotter on the floor. The location was in an irrigation pond In the Town of Leeds Utah however I cannot be precise as a result of it was non-public property that I used to be Invited to.
Tiger Salamanders Do not flip black and yellow/inexperienced till they’ve began rising out of there aquatic part in order that’s why this massive man doesn’t seem like most movies and pics you may see.
Tiger Salamanders Prefer Lakes, ponds, rivers & Streams which can be usually under 70 Degrees and would not have any predatory fish or different animals to eat them and their younger however as soon as they’ve grown out of there 3-4 month aquatic part they are going to usually search shelter in holes or any the place else with security and moisture, some occasions synthetic locations like sewers and they’re extra prone to be seen throughout and proper after the rain near water sources or the place a water supply as soon as was.
Some tigers Do not depart there Aquatic Phase and keep that manner there entire life If the situations allow. Full grown dimension is any the place from 7-15 inches about.
This was our most wonderful catch. Some random good man goin for a nature stroll consuming his beer begins a dialog with me and provides me some historical past of the world I’m exploring then he requested what we had been as much as and I mentioned had been in search of tiger salamanders however cant discover any. He says I bought an entire pond stuffed with em and Im tripping over the rattling issues when it rains lol. He give us a tour of the property the place he has a rescued tortoise and a farm with an orchard and after a pleasant speak offers me his quantity and says I can come catch them later. A number of days later I come over with my free dive gear and as soon as I used to be in I noticed there have been actually lots of of tiger salamander infants throughout most of them 1-3 inches lengthy hiding within the shadows and on the backside witch was about 7 ft at its deepest however shall be nearer to 10 if when full.
I regarded deeper and deeper slowly swimming in circles till I began seeing the larger 6-9 inch ones and as I used to be swimming round in circles chasing these guys however they saved out manuevering me stirring up silt and it took the max 3 foot visibility down to three inches with the silt so I moved to a brand new spot however as I used to be pursuing them I used to be making mud clouds and sabotaging my self with my burst of velocity to get these guys and actually proper on the fringe of the final clear pocket I had not assaulted but there was this monster sitting there and I used to be like oh nice a catfish lol…. however a break up second later he moved and I noticed he was the trophy I had been searching for for my boys and the chase was on I used to be decided to not depart empty handed spherical and spherical I went for about 7-9 seconds and proper as he was disappearing into the mud clouds I simply stirred up I reached as quick as I may a with each fingers blocking his path with one hand after which wedging him with my different and at this level I used to be blind and couldn’t even see him reason for the silt now stirred up in all places, it was all executed by really feel then I simply floated to the highest blind and proper on the prime I used to be in disbelief for a second doubting my self goin possibly it’s a catfish and I used to be halucinating and seeing what I wished to see however as soon as he was near to prime it hit me that it was actual and that I simply caught him and now I get to share him with the household and the world, It was probably the most rewarding herping victory to this point I used to be so scared to fail. I wished so unhealthy to get this man for the household that I may need cried if I failed as soon as I noticed laid eyes on it lol.
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