THE CRAZIEST THING I EVER SAW AN ANIMAL DO

  1. This story takes place a number of years ago, before we all had phones glued to our hands. I have no photographic proof of this event, so you'll just have to believe me.
    Or not. But it'll be more fun to believe.
  2. My grandfather had a medium sized fish tank full of all kinds of aquatic creatures.
    Mainly fish, but also some snails that kept showing up.
  3. One of his aquarium pets was a salamander.
    (This is not a picture of his salamander. But it looked just like this.)
  4. Also, because there were so many creatures in this tank, my grandfather had one of those filter things that also happens to send a stream of bubbles into the tank?
    (Sorry I have such little expertise on aquarium equipment.)
  5. I was watching the fish and salamander one day, when I noticed something funny.
  6. The salamander was holding onto his own tail with one hand and paddling toward the top of the bubble stream with his other arm.
  7. When he got where he was going, he stopped paddling and let the bubbles push him down through the water and back over towards the center of the tank.
  8. What happened next blew my mind.
  9. That little dude grabbed his tail again and STARTED PADDLING BACK TO THE TOP OF THE BUBBLE STREAM.
  10. AND HE RODE THE BUBBLE STREAM AGAIN.
  11. HE DID THIS LIKE HALF A DOZEN TIMES!
  12. I watched this salamander have the time of his little life in that fishy water park.
  13. Like I said, you don't have to believe me.
    Though you can ask my dad, because he totally saw it happen too.
  14. Anyway, it was one of the most adorable things I've ever seen.
  15. And I've never underestimated the brain or heart of a salamander since.