The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Pedley's Ponderings

Critter central

 

June 24, 2021

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

One of the toad tadpoles in the editor's son's fish tank.

Aside from the usual house pets like our dog and cat, we host a variety of critters in our son's aquarium. This year, we scored a two-for-one special.

Oliver and I swiped a few tadpoles earlier this month while checking our crawfish trap at the Ocheyedan Pits. This is the second year we've set one of the contraptions at the local ponds, but the hot weather has been a bummer so far. We haven't caught any crawfish in the past three weeks and have pulled up pot after pot of partially decomposed tadpoles instead. It's not a pleasant sight and the stench is quite horrendous.

To make our trips wo...



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