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Just a Small Two Mile Hike Today.

Discussion in 'Field Herping' started by HerpFanatic, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    So we took just a small walk today and this is what we found.

    First up is this little guy a Red-backed Salamander - (Plethodon cinereus):

    Then another larger Red-backed Salamander - (Plethodon cinereus). We found several of these guys today.

    To me the most exciting find of the day is this Millipede - (Narceus Americanus/annularis):

    And again the same - Millipede - (Narceus Americanus/annularis):

    Interesting Factoid:
    Millipedes are worm-like bugs called arthropods. Certain types of millipedes release a harmful substance (toxin) if they are threatened or if you handle them roughly. Millipedes can squirt toxin several inches.
    Source of the factoid: Millipede venom

    Not to much, but not to bad for such a small hike. I still have yet to find any snakes this year. Hope you enjoy the photos.
    All of the above photos was taken at Gunpowder Falls State Park.
  2. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    Gorgeous millipede, how big was it?
  3. HerpFanatic

    HerpFanatic Elite Member

    It was 5 1/4 inches long. He/she was pretty cool. The boys wanted to touch it, But I wouldn't let them.
  4. mld

    mld Subscribed User Premium Member

    OMG, that is huge! I would have loved to see that, thanks for sharing :)
  5. BarelyBreathing

    BarelyBreathing Elite Member

    The millipedes are an awesome find. It looks like you had fun.

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