Mom came in fussing the other day ... seems she found some newts in the fish pond.
Now usually we don't mind critters in the fish pond.
That's kind of what it's for.
But newts are something else. They are similar to salamanders, but live in the water. They lay eggs by the bazillions, and by the time you notice a couple of them invading ... they've already eaten all the fish eggs, frog eggs, baby fish ... pretty much taking over and killing everything else.
So we catch them in a net and relocate them to a wetland area nearby where they can live in peace, and thrive. Just NOT in our fish pond!
Well, seems mom decided to catch these newts no matter what the cost, and waded on into the water with her shoes on.
She caught 3 newts in one swing!
But her shoes were soaked.
She took them off by the fireplace ... it took 3 days for them to dry!
Three days of looking at this cute tennis shoe heart!
I think it was worth it!