Meet the Japanese giant salamander, which can grow to to be 5 feet long. The males are particularly feisty and battle with other males for prime nest sites. Paternal care is rare among salamanders, but the males of this species (called den-masters) do all of the child rearing.
A five year old at the gas station said he liked my “bat woman” tattoo excitedly. His father condescendingly asked how many I had. I told him I had 11. He scoffed and asked how waiting tables all my life sounded and I said, “it’s alright on the weekends, but throughout the week I’m your son’s teacher.” He walked out without another word.
That student was albert einstein