Category Archives: Amphiban

Sardinian Brook Salamander

Sardinian Brook Salamander_4

Salamander whose starving family caused him to steal, whose ineptitude at theft got him caught and jailed, whose patience got him out, whose cleverness and luck bought him a brand new life, whose strength got him noticed, and who is now trying to decide whether to allow an innocent bear his punishment or publicly come forward as Salamander 24601.

Asian Spotted Climbing Toad

Asian Spotted Climbing Toad

The spots on this frog made me start to think of anti-vax jokes, but really, a social movement that kills our kids just isn’t funny.

As much fun as it is to call them “stupid”, the lack of education in our population reflects on our society’s spending priorities and – for decades – we’ve preferred killing others to protecting our children and creating a better world in which they could live. We’ve allowed a privileged few to create an uneducated population just to keep them in power – risking all of our lives and creating a weakness to be exploited by foreign agents.

The return of measles and mumps are just the leading edge of the maelstrom of consequences heading our way.

So, sorry, but other than ourselves, no joke here today.



Axolotl pointing out that holding active shooter drills in the same environments that give rise to those shooters just teaches them how to more effective killers.

This axolotl knows that schools are all about learning but suspects that this may not be the best lesson.

Western Toad

Western Toad

Toad wondering if maybe the American dream isn’t really the idea that every person should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. What is the American dream is actually “you’re back in school, late for a test in a class you forgot to go to, you can’t find the room and you’re naked”?

Maybe we’re closer than we thought.

American Bullfrog

American Bullfrog

This frog did not force a bot to watch 10,000 hours of anything, because A.I. algorithms work a lot better on transcripts. Moreover, this frog did not force a bot to read the equivalent of 10,000 hours of transcripts because it’s even easier to just make something up and claim that you did the work and no one is going to ask for proof anyway.

Kihansi Spray Toad

Kihansi Spray Toad

Last year, I was excited to see the Kihansi spray toad at the Bronx Zoo, as it was one of the few places it was possible to see them.

I had forgotten that there were some at the Chatanooga Zoo. The other place you can see them is the Toledo Zoo.

I haven’t been Toledo, which means that I’ve only seen two thirds of the global population of these little guys.

Yeah, you can’t find them in Kihansi anymore, just in zoos.