Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Desmognathus orestes
Blue Ridge Dusky Salamander

Mitchell Co., North Carolina
May 12, 2008

I wasn't sure what this salamander was until I got home and was able to key it out. Unfortunately, there's a big hair on the dusky's back - I didn't see it when I was taking pictures.  I was too cold to pay a lot of attention; 42F and a cold wind and rain up on the mountain top made it a less than optimal experience :)









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