Friday, January 13, 2012

Corralitas Drive: Salamander

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 12, 2012.  While moving plants in a shady part of the garden, a neighbor found a 3" salamander.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

This is most likely a Slender Salamander.  The neighbor thought it was a worm and picked up to place in the compost bin.  When the tail detached, she realized it was a salamander.  Note the tiny arms and legs.

The neighbor placed it in a votive holder so I could take photos.  She then released it into a  leafy potted plant in the shade.