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The love the mole salamanders, they're so derpy. This is a small-mouth salamander. I was surprised to find one as they're nocturnal and live in subterranean burrows. A cute thing they do when threatened is to wiggle their tails back and forth at you. It shares breeding pools with other Ambystoma salamanders such as the spotted salamander or marbled salamander.
heir range is from western West Virginia south to the Gulf of Mexico, west to Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.