14 August 2010

That ain't no turbinado sugar

While cleaning out the freezer the other day, we discovered a bag of turbinado sugar, the contents of which, however, didn't quite look like turbinado sugar.

Luckily, the bag was properly labeled, as every good specimen bag should be, and the contents turned out to be the frozen remains of a dead spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) I had found back in November 2008.

The turbinado bag is now back in the freezer among the frozen sausages and other edibles. Maybe one day next winter when I am looking for something different to do I will dissect the sweet salamander.

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