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Eastern Red-Backed Salamander

Plethodon cinereus

Description:

(Thanks for the ID, Sarah_in_the_Woods!)

Habitat:

Found him in a mixture of mud and leaf litter amongst a rock formation trail. Hocking Hills State Park

Notes:

Sad fact: This was the first time I'd ever seen a salamander in my life. I wouldn't have picked up the little guy, but he was in the immediate center of the crowded trail and I couldn't bear to see him stepped on!

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Eastern red-backed salamander
Plethodon cinereus


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1 Comment

sarah in the woods
sarah in the woods 5 years ago

We found the southern red back just yesterday!

Rowkey
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Rowkey

Ohio, USA

Lat: 39.44, Long: -82.54

Spotted on May 4, 2013
Submitted on Dec 22, 2013

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