13
Apr
07

Two Salamanders found under a log

Two Salamanders found under a logOriginally uploaded by Camp Naturalist.Camp’s program director turns over a log and found these two red-back salamanders and a bumble bug.

Bumble bee found under a log with salamanders

These are the first red back salamanders of the season. I assume that the larger salamander is female but I haven’t confirmed that yet.  These salamanders don’t have any lungs.  They breathe through their skin, and that’s why they have to keep their skin moist.  Red backs are completely terrestrial.

Two Salamanders

I believe these are red-backed salamander eggs that are also found under the same log. It seems that you can make out two black dots for eyes.

Red-backed Salamander Eggs

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6 Responses to “Two Salamanders found under a log”


  1. 1 Mike
    August 2, 2007 at 12:11 am

    Those are gastropod eggs (either snail or slug) – they are commonly mistaken for salamander eggs though.

  2. 2 Carissa
    September 12, 2007 at 6:26 pm

    are these types of salamanders poisonous or harmful to humans? i just am not sure and my nephew wanted to keep it but i wanted to make sure that they weren’t poisonous before i gave it to him.
    Thanks,
    Carissa

  3. 3 LAURI
    November 5, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    MY BOYS FIND THESE ALL THE TIME AND KEEP THEM FOR A FEW DAYS TO LOOK AT THEM AND THEN WE RELEASE THEM WHERE WE FIND THEM . WE BUY SALAMANDER FOOD FOR THEM AND PUT THEM IN A CONTAINER WITH WATER DIRT AND LEAVES IS THIS OKAY?? WHEN DO THEY START TO HIBERNATE??

  4. 4 emaligh
    February 12, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    i love salamanders. i wish i had one as a pet but they belong in there natural habitat

  5. August 11, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    i love salamanders.me and my sister found one so she wanted to keep. So we put it in a container.tonight i’m going to let it go with out her knowing,because if it dies she’ll cry and cry and cry!so i’ll just tell her it got out!!!!!!!!!!!!bye

  6. 6 morky ty
    March 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    i find these all the time.. can i safely feed them to my leopard gecko?


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