You know there are a couple newts in the house when...

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joseph

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Okay, so I don't have any newts as of now, so these are all educated guesses...Feel free to add to it.

You know there are a couple newts in the house when...

1. There are numerous live and frozen foods in your fridge and freezer, not to mention hibernating newts

2. If you spot a body of water or a really old rotten log...you always wonder if/what kind of newt is in it.

3. You look forward to spring as that is when your newts get there breeding colors and lay eggs

4. Your idea of a trip is going to a place where there are lots of new newt species to discover.


Well, lets see what you guys can do!
 

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5. You are trying to convince your partner that you really were out all night just doing newt surveys
 
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you mean, travelling all the way to europe to see newts is a little weird??
 
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7. you've got more newt food in your fridge than people food

8. your caudates have their own room.
 
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9. You do your shopping at Walmart so that you can buy worms. (Not applicable outside the US/Canada.)

10. When you go to the home improvement store, you find yourself looking at various items and materials and considering their potential for building enclosures, islands, lids, ponds, etc.
 
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11. When you start to study about insects, worms, .... (to raise them); the things you were never interested in at school.
 
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12. the only things you drew and held lectures about on school were newts.
 
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13. you correct your zoology professor during his lecture on newts
 
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cindy

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15. You're outdoors for the holiday, and when you see a body of water that most people are fishing or even swimming in having REAL fun YOU instead are wondering if you might just see other newts there for better entertainment.
 
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16. for spring break rather than going off to florida to enjoy some sun, you head to a cold, damp spawning ground in michigan.

17. you tell the pest control salesman 'no thank you, i like the bugs i've got'.

18. you're eating a poor diet of ramen and macaroni and cheese while your animals have a balanced diet with suppliments.

19. you spend 2 hours preparing diced beefheart for your animals and then eat a 3 minute microwave dinner.

20. you are more concerned with obtaining a mate for your lonely newt then you are for obtaining a mate of your own.

21. there is ALWAYS room for another fish tank....you'll just have to sleep on the floor from now on.......

22. you have 50 pictures on your desktop of your newts...but only 1 of your cat.....

23. aerosols, incense and insecticides prohibited at ALL times!

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17. you have to turn down a drunken night out with your friends because you are going to be out doing a newt survey until 1AM
 
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18. You spent your free airline ticket to go to International Amphibian Day.

19. You are on a first name basis with every shop that sells live foods within a 50 mile radius of your house.

20. You think the best time for a hike is when it's raining.
 
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22. When you have a collection of 30 64oz 7-11 big gulp cups sitting around for miscelaneous water change needs and/or seperating newts and larvae temporarily.
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p.s ok i might be the only one but heck it works lol
 
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23. You walk into any local pet store and they start singing a modified version of the cheers theme song....
 
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24. When you scan side-walks during rainy nights
picking-up earth worms to provide the best diet for them.
 
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24.5 you see worms on the sidewalk and say "boy, that one's juicy, i bet the sals would love you!"
 

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25, when the only reason you dig the garden is to collect worms
 
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26: Out of the 200 pictures you took on a trip, 199 of them were salamander shots (and the other one was an accidental shot of your significant other who got in the way of a salamander shot.)

27: You buy a better camera for the sole purpose of taking better photos of your collection.

28: You start carrying around little coffee stirrers after reading Dick Bartlett's article, even though you don't drink coffee.

29: You have newts on top of your wedding cake. (TIM!!)
 
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