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Spotted Salamander Question

Discussion in 'Salamanders & Newts' started by Julianna, May 28, 2015.

  1. Julianna

    Julianna New Member

    Hello! There is a window well outside of my house and recently I have discovered what I estimate to be 10-15 salamanders living there. I believe they are spotted salamanders. I was wondering what I can do to ensure their survival and happiness as they are quite enjoyable. perhaps a hut as they seem to like shade?
     
  2. kriminaal

    kriminaal HH Block Leader Staff Member Premium Member

    I would say that with that amount condensed in an area it must already be a great living situation for them.
    Or are they fresh hatchlings?
     
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  3. Julianna

    Julianna New Member

    I've never seen them before so I am wondering if they have been living there forever or have come there since the weather has been suitable for them. I don't want them to be uncomfortable when it starts to heat up and get drier because don't have a way of getting out
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    They had a way in. They have a way out. Many herps do not take kindly to suddenly being moved to a different location.
    Just leave them alone and enjoy watching them.
     
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  5. lisas

    lisas Elite Member

    They've probably been around and you haven't seen them. They are very elusive, living underneath rocks and dead wood. I have seen them in my yard as well but extremely rarely. They're gorgeous, aren't they?
     

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