You know those frogs, salamanders, newts, snakes, and everything else in your local creek? Ever want to catch one? Here's how.
- Don't be afraid to get wet. Or dirty, for that matter. These creatures love to hide under rocks and in mud.
- Gather your supplies. It really helps if you have a butterfly net. Salamanders are fast! Same with snakes, but you may need an amphibian guide so you can identify what amphibian you find.
- Hunt for the animal you want to find. Newts, salamanders, and frogs may be found on banks. Snakes can often be found right above a bank.
- Turn over rocks and under leaves. This is where they hide.
- When you see what you are looking for, act as if you don't see it. If it knows you are watching it, it will flee.
- Grab it! Make sure you approach slowly or you'll scare it away.
- Drop it in the bucket. Then either look up how to care for it and keep it, or observe and let it go.
- Do this on a warm, moist day preferably the day after it rains.
- Make SURE it is not a poisonous snake, just a garter snake.
- If you do keep it, make sure to find out what it eats.
- All amphibians have mild toxins in their skin, don't handle them for too long.
Things You'll NeedEdit
- A bucket
- A butterfly net
- Old clothes
- good water shoes
- amphibian guide that list how to catch amphibians and has a list of all the types of amphibians that you can find, and where