The day we moved our cattle out to the lease, my son and I spent our requisite half hour skipping rocks in the reservoir. In case you haven't experienced it, 'skipping rocks' with a six year old means finding one the approximate size and shape of your head, standing close enough to the water to get your toes wet, and heaving. Then giggling hysterically at the splash. Even more so if it douses your mother.
In the midst of our rock skipping, we found this Unidentified Slimy Object floating in the shallows, dead. It was about six inches long, looks like super-sized salamander with a crest around its neck. My dad thinks its called an axolotyl, but I can't find information on any of those except in Mexico. Any of you seen one before?