Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander
Woods Bay State Natural Area, Florence County, North CarolinaApril 8, 2008
Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum) Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
This is a widespread species in the eastern U.S., but since I spend most of my time in the western U.S. I had yet to come across one. This particularly chubby individual was thoroughly nestled in rotten wood underneath a log. Maybe I should have given it a bath before taking the photos.
Santee State Park, Orangeburg County, South CarolinaApril 7, 2013
Marbled Salamander (Ambystoma opacum)
I did try to give this one a bath before the photos, but that just seemed to make the dirt and bark stick to it even more.
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