Slender Salamander

January 9, 2016

When first encountered, this small thin salamander might look like a worm – until you notice that it has tiny limbs! We found this individual while exploring the GNG at night after a steady rain.  Slender salamanders are active during periods of wet weather, and do most of their foraging above ground at night. They retreat underground whenever the soil begins to dry out and will normally remain underground the entire summer.

Garden Slender Salamander - Batrachoseps major major
Garden Slender Salamander – Batrachoseps major major

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