Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Desmognathus fuscus fuscus
Northern Dusky Salamander

Sevier Co., Tennessee
May 30, 2000

Coming back from the Carolinas we stopped for a few hours of salamandering in the Great Smoky Mountains.  I cannot recall the place we were at, but we walked for a long while on a trail through woods full of moss and ferns, and Tracey managed to find a beautiful Rattlesnake Orchid.  We crossed a gorgeous stream on a narrow log, and this and several other Duskies lived on the wet moss and rocks next to the stream.







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