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northern red salamander

Pseudotriton r. ruber


red/orange body with black spots, yellow eyes about 6 inches in length, texture is rubbery


Fairly common in the piedmont and mountains of NC, this species can be distinguished by a combination of yellow eyes, bold black spots, and red-orange body


He was hanging out in a bed of leaves that had been in my yard for a while.

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Ronald Lo
Ronald Lo 8 years ago

Beautiful creature! too bad we don't have them in Malaysia, the most are skinks... :)

Daacwen 8 years ago

Thanks for all the favs

Daacwen 8 years ago

thank you neil

NeilDazet 8 years ago

Great series of photographs!

Daacwen 8 years ago

yeah I was cleaning the yard, I almost picked him up and tossed him to the kids because they have toys like that. Lol then I realized he was real and snagged photos instead

Aaron_G 8 years ago

This species always reminds me of a rubber toy. They don't even look real! :-)

Daacwen 8 years ago

Thank you williefromwi

williefromwi 8 years ago

From reading your notes as to where you found him, I suspect he was hanging out in his favorite diner. A nice decaying leaf pile is perfect habitat both for him, and many of the things he loves to feast upon. Thanks for sharing your spotting with us.

oxyjack 8 years ago

Beautiful creature, nice spotting!

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Franklin, North Carolina, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on May 29, 2012

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