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A Salamander Adventure

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    Default A Salamander Adventure

    Went out today to Upstate NY, don't want to give the exact location to protect the animals from overcollecting, etc...

    The woods were practically teeeming with these guys,
    Ambystoma laterale, Blue Spotted Salamander. Absolutely gorgeous animal!!!




    The Red Backed Salamander, or Plethodon cinerues. This is a lungless salamander. One under almost every rock.






    And Nopothalmus viridescens, Eastern Red-Spotted Newt. These are the immature forms of the this species. They are called Red-Efts as they are red compared to the adults which brown or tan in color. The Redness indicates toxicity. These guys were just walking willy nilly across the woods in big numbers. The adults, not pictured were found in nearby wetlands underwater in large congregations!








    And finally a Pseudacris crucifer. Spring Peeper. These guys were calling in the woods.




    We also found bullfrogs.

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    Very cool. I especially like the Eastern Red-Spotted Newt. Does the blue spotted one's spots look blue in person???

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    Those guys are so cool. How did you get interested in them? Cool critters. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Fasinating little guys, or girls. I could never hold one, but I love to see them. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely, Tindo!

    Did any of these guys follow you home, or were these all shots in the wild?

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    Great shots. I love the red spotted newt, pretty colors. I have always heard the peepers when we lived in MD but I have seen one.
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    Neat newt! Had one once named Isaac. Isaac Newt. Well ya had to be there. Cute peepers too.

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    LOL Tmai!!
    Well it seems as though the Blue Spotted was actually a Slimy Salamander. The spots themselves arent the blue, its Blue and then its spotted. Not Blue Spotted. I was confused about it too. But it might not be a Blue, Spotted Saly, rather a Slimy Saly. Another species of Lungless Salamander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tindomul1of9 View Post
    LOL Tmai!!
    Well it seems as though the Blue Spotted was actually a Slimy Salamander. The spots themselves arent the blue, its Blue and then its spotted. Not Blue Spotted. I was confused about it too. But it might not be a Blue, Spotted Saly, rather a Slimy Saly. Another species of Lungless Salamander.
    Now I'm confused. LOL

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    Thoes are neat
    when i was a kid my dad and i went to nothern california and we saw some type of newts he called hell divers dont know the proper name.they were in the smith river.But i rember most the banana slugs great big ugly things.hes a retired wild life biologest.great pictures
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