Desmognathus marmoratus Shovel-nosed Salamander
Quiet Walkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, TennesseeMay 8, 2004
Shovel-nosed Salamander (Desmognathus marmoratus) Shovel-nosed Salamander (Desmognathus marmoratus)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited U.S. National Park, so many of its trails can be extremely crowded. Fortunately, someone had the bright idea of making a number of small trails that go nowhere in particular, to make it easy to get away from the crowds. Each of these trails is labeled Quiet Walkway. This particular Quiet Walkway featured both adult (above) and larval (below) Shovel-nosed Salamanders poking about in a small stream.
Elkmont Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Sevier County, TennesseeMay 8, 2004
Shovel-nosed Salamander (Desmognathus marmoratus)
Here's another adult. This one was under a rock right at a stream's edge, and was briefly willing to pose on dry land.
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