Yesterday my sister, my dog, and I drove to NW Alabama to do a little hiking and herping. While at our location we shined several amphibians including long-tailed salamanders, slimy salamanders, pickerel frogs, and even green salamanders! You cannot imagine how stoked I was to actually see a nesting female green! She was a good ways back in the crevice, but I managed a photo or two (or three...) and some video. Females guard their eggs non-stop until they hatch. When the babies hatch they will stay with their mother until they fully absorb all their yolk and disperse from there. They are an incredible species and rightly my favorite salamander.
Nesting green salamander!!!!!!!!!!! by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr
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