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Northern Zigzag Salamander - Lead phase

Plethodon dorsalis


We get lots of Zigzags in our pool during the fall. I have noticed a pattern. We primarily see very young ones through August and September. Then there is about a month where there is no trace of them. We start seeing much larger salamanders again in mid to late October. I believe they live in a rock wall and mulch bed next to our pool. Unfortunately, I've not been successful keeping them out of the pool, which has chlorine in it.

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Northern Zigzag Salamander - Lead phase
Plethodon dorsalis

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LisaPowers 6 years ago

Please consider adding this spotting to:
The Salamanders of Tennessee
The Salamanders of the Southeastern United States:

LisaPowers 6 years ago

You have one lead phase and one zigzag phase in this pic.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2013
Submitted on Oct 19, 2015

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