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Blue-spotted Salamander

Ambystoma laterale

Description:

This salamander is about 7" long, very fat. Currently the salamander is displaying the behavior it preforms when it is being cornered by a predator : keeping its head still, while wiggling its tail to distract the predator, while it looses its tail and escapes.

Habitat:

Found under a moist rock, in the middle of summer right after a rain. ( in my backyard behind the garage, near a maple/alpine forest.)

Notes:

The salamander is keeping its head still, while wiggling its tail to distract the predator, while it looses its tail and escapes.

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6 Comments

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

nice shot. Love it's expression.

Crysta Perak
Crysta Perak 2 years ago

thanks paul and everyone :)

PaulBeaudry
PaulBeaudry 2 years ago

Good job!

RavynVest
RavynVest 2 years ago

Awesome picture. :)

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 2 years ago

Nice ground level shot,

animaisfotos
animaisfotos 2 years ago

Beautiful. Love the Description. Thanks for sharing.

New Brunswick, Canada

Lat: 46.01, Long: -65.01

Spotted on Aug 21, 2010
Submitted on Dec 21, 2011

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