The Denver Post
Sept. 28, 2013
As executive director of the Colorado Reptile Humane Society, Ann-Elizabeth Nash hears some odd stories, but the post-flood call that began “I’ve got this black and yellow lizard in our window well” topped most of them.
“I knew she was talking about a tiger salamander that was probably trying to get to higher ground and dropped into what was, for a tiger salamander, a pitfall trap,” Nash said.
“We told her to leave it there, that it’d be fine. She said, ‘Well, it’s not just the one.’ So she had four window wells, and one had 10 tiger salamanders, and the next one had eight plus a couple of toads. I was imagining tiger salamanders tromping up to her backyard: ‘Please, give us dry land!'”