Northern Slimy Salamander
While out on the Conservation Trail last week, I came across a few Northern Slimy Salamanders under some logs. They are cute little salamanders but think twice before picking them up!! Their skin has a secretion that is very sticky and hard to wash off your hands!! Hello . . . that’s why they call them “slimy” salamanders!! They are identified out in the field bytheir shiny black coloring and white spots.
I did try to photograph 2 different Slimy’s but found they were camera shy! Whenever I tried using my flash, the little focus light would come out . . . . they would then scurry away! Uggg . . . . I then would roll the log back where I found it so the salamander could find its way back to its home. These are the pictures that I was able to get!