Saturday, September 19, 2009

Salamanders for Camers Critters

Living under a rock mu s'ent be much fun!
Don't you miss the sun?

Earlier this week I posted about a spotted salamander; a handsome yellow spotted creature.http://naturetales.blogspot.com/2009/09/spotted-salamander-for-mellow-yellow.html
We had found it under a rock. Since then we have looked under more rocks and found two more species; a Dusky Salamander and a Red-Backed SalamanderDusky Salsmsnder sbove . At first we thought the Dusky salamander was a small snake as it was curled under the rock. But then I noticed it had a leg and thought to myself, "That's no snake.Click to enlArge to see the leg on itslower right side.Red- backed Salamander; I did not focus well on this wiggly little creature but the red on its back was obvious which led me to its id.
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3 comments:

Mary said...

When I turn over rocks there is never anything but bugs underneath. You have more interesting rocks :-) Love seeing all the different types of skinks and lizards...quite a variety.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You have some great shots of these critters.I have memories of seeing them in my Aunties musty old basement.Yuk!
Blessings,Ruth

Gregor Jongsma said...

I believe you have identified a lead-phase reedback as a dusky salamander.

Great finds though.