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Discussion in 'Field Herping' started by furryscaly, Mar 22, 2007.

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  1. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Long story short, I went for a walk today and in the process of turning over logs I found a valley and ridge salamander (Plethodon hoffmani). I've never seen one before, and what's cool is to the best of my knowledge they're not documented in Anne Arundel county.

    Anyway, I figured I'd tease you all because pics will come....later tonight :D
     
  2. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    So you are saying it is Spring where your at!!!:D Send some my way please.
     
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    OK Matt,,,,been waiting 2 hrs for the pics,,,,lets wake up dude.....
     
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Thats not fair, hurry up!, lol
     
  5. nicole

    nicole Elite Member

    still waiting..........................lol
     
  6. caudalis_sa

    caudalis_sa Elite Member

    man....watching time like this is pretty bad for my mind i think.... i am seeing salamanders everywhere(and i have never ever seen one before). this is not good! help me!!!!!
     
  7. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Haha, ok, as promised, here are pics ;)

    Keep in mind this little bugger would not sit still for me at all. Savannah has named him Fred-Savannah :p He's about 4-5 inches long.

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  8. caudalis_sa

    caudalis_sa Elite Member

    he is cute. Haha dig the name
     
  9. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Lucky you...
    I really hope I stumble across a rattlesnake at potholes on saturday...otherwise you're march herping will be far more successful than mine.
     
  10. The D

    The D Mango Empress

    awww he is so cute and little... nice find!
     
  11. Sean Boyd

    Sean Boyd Elite Member

    So cute!
     
  12. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    Very cool, Matt! I went spring herping yesterday, too...by accident! I was walking along our backyard creek, looking for Betsy's shoes (which I feared had been left outside and washed away in last week's flooding). I never did find them (grr! that girl needs to quit leaving her shoes outside!), but I did find two salamander egg masses. I think they are from spotted sallies. I left one in the creek to let nature take its course, and we brought the other one in and set it up in a 10g tank. I did this a few years ago, and managed to successfully raise the little ones until they lost their gills, and then I released them back in the creek. This year I may keep one or two just a little longer, as I have a nice big tank downstairs just waiting for inspiration to strike!
     
  13. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Cool :) I really miss having salamanders, though I prefer mole sallies to lungless. I heard many and saw one spring peeper today on my walk back from work, but didn't catch any. I'll go back for some later.
     
  14. MRHickey

    MRHickey Elite Member

    good looking salamander
     
  15. KTsCresties

    KTsCresties Elite Member

    So cute! Last salamander I found was before winter and he was crawling across our driveway. He was BRIGHT orange with spots. Don't know what kind, but he was very cute!
     
  16. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    It looks like you did have a good find!
     
  17. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

  18. KTsCresties

    KTsCresties Elite Member

    Yup, but thinner. Very cool, thanks for the ID!!!
     
  19. ajvw

    ajvw Subscribed User

    What area are you in? I'm in northern Virginia. Though those guys are pretty wide-spread, I think.
     
  20. KTsCresties

    KTsCresties Elite Member

    Middle Tennessee.
     
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