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Sunday, July 24, 2011

NAOMI WEST: Puddle Monster IV - The Terror Revealed

Finally! I got a pic! I camped out by the puddle for a long time, camera ready. After several long minutes sweating in the Texas sun, I heard some sort of vocalization. I would have assumed it was a frog, except that I believe the sound came from the puddle monster. Sure enough, seconds later, a small, barely perceptible form emerged from the water, staying just at the surface. I snapped the camera, but when I went to move in closer, the creature submerged itself again. But I DID get the picture. I believe it to be the head of the creature. If you can't see in the first pic, I have circled it for you in the second pic.






6 comments:

Kent McManigal said...

Kermit? Is that you? Now Miss Piggy will know where you were hiding. Better find a new puddle!

Mizz Harpy said...

The picture does look like a frog or toad of some sort. What did the vocalization sound like?

Richard Freeman said...

Tiger Salamandar?

http://www.toledozoo.org/supportzoo/zpamphibianphotos.html

Richard Freeman said...

Tiger salamanader? Sometimes they lack the distinctive markings.
Take a look at the one on the site below.

http://www.toledozoo.org/supportzoo/zpamphibianphotos.html

Naomi said...

It sounded like a frog. I'm almost sure it is. I have a new pic of the eyes.

Naomi said...

I'm not sure, Richard. I think the eyes on my creature are bigger.