Friday, January 13, 2012
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.
See a much better photo of Slender Salamanders found on Riverside Place in 2009.