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Eastern Tiger Salamander

Ambystoma tigrinum


A very stocky salamander with a brown body and yellowish-beige blotches. A small adult male approximately 8.5 cm long. This particular animal was not very colorful and rather dull.


This animal was found in a semi-rural area that was previously agricultural fields scattered with patches of forest. Homes/farmsteads currently occupy the area with hay fields and pasureland are still abundant.


It was found crossing a paved road during a rainy night. The air temperature was under 8.33 C. Animal was photographed and released back where found just off the road in the direction it was found. It belongs to the family Ambystomatidae known as the mole salamanders. They spend much of their life buried in the ground or deep in leaf litter or under logs/rocks during active periods. They breed en masse in the winter/early spring in vernal pools and fishless ponds.

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LisaPowers 2 years ago

Thank you all for the kind words! I am always excited to find one of these!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 2 years ago


armadeus.4 2 years ago

That's cool. Thank you for sharing Lisa :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

A handsome specimen. Thanks for sharing Lisa.

Ingrid3 2 years ago


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Fairview, Tennessee, United States

Spotted on Jan 30, 2021
Submitted on Feb 19, 2021

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