Spotted Salamander in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Ambystoma Maculatum. Look closer and discover that your backyard is indeed a Wildlife Habitat!

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This shy chubby Spotted Salamander measures almost 8 inches long and was found under rotting leaf mulch. These salamanders are not often seen as they are quite secretive but if you are lucky enough to see one please enjoy the moment......... and cover them right back up!
Visit the Virginia Herpetological Society for more salamanders of Virginia:
Copyrighted photos by Carolyn Hietala
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