This is the egg mass I found in my backyard creek here in Northern Virginia. I know spotted sallies prefer vernal pools, but I wonder if there had been a pool here in the past that no longer exists due to the neighborhood being built (though that was 18+ years ago). But we have other types of sallies here, of course, and red spotted newts. The herp guy who was here yesterday for Henry's party (who has an adult female spotted sally) took a look at this and said he did think it's from a spotted... Anyway, here it is: I plan to keep them for a little while after they hatch, then return most of them to the creek (where they will likely be decimated by crayfish, alas). But this time, I think I may keep a few and try to raise them, maybe even make a pet of one.