Yesterday I posted that I found a yellow spotted salamander on a trail. We brought him home and set up an aquarium for him. After rethinking and calling a couple of reptile experts we decided it was in the salamander's best interest to take him/her back to the trail and put him/her under a log with leaves covering it. Sometimes these salamanders get confused and reemerge after a thaw out and heavy rain which we had in our area. They mate as early as February and try to go to their ponds. We felt bad to take him/her out of the environment. We just did not know much about salamanders and seeing one in cold weather on the trail - well, we thought we were doing a good thing to bring it inside. I am hoping it will be ok but I have a feeling that it is smarter than we all think. He was a pretty big salamander and has had to have been around for a long time. Good luck buddy!