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Red salamander

My son is holding a red salamander that my husband found hiding under a clump of weeds he'd pulled up in the yard



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O.M.G. I have seen a few lizards and snakes in Africa but I have never seen one of these, are they abundant?

7 Sep, 2009

 

He's really awesome isn't he Bob. They ususally live in underground water caverns, and creeks. So we were thrilled to find one in the yard ! I've only seen them a handful of times in my 48 years.

7 Sep, 2009

 

What an amazing colour, he looks like hes made of plastic lol

7 Sep, 2009

 

Yes Dotty it does look like some of my husband's rubbery fishing lures....lol. They do have very thin skin, being they spend most of their life under a deep canopy of trees in creek banks or in under ground springs.

8 Sep, 2009

 

It's a beauty!

8 Sep, 2009

 

Fabulous. Another one for my favourites.

8 Sep, 2009

 

Amazing colours and markings...

8 Sep, 2009

 

wow hes beautiful

8 Sep, 2009

 

He is lovely, brill markings on him...

8 Sep, 2009

 

wow what a lovely colour to

8 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks everyone, glad to be able to share him with you !

8 Sep, 2009

 

What a handsome Chappy..

8 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Dee, he is dressed to impress, isn't he...lol

9 Sep, 2009

 

I've never seen anything like it! What a colour 8-)

9 Sep, 2009

 

Lovely little thing I,ve never seen one of these before.....

9 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks for checking it out ladies, it was a rare treat for us to see also.

11 Sep, 2009

amy
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Wow .. isn't it a gorgeous colour .. is it that colour to warn off predators , red is usually a warning to us ..? thanks for letting us see it Flcrazy :o)

11 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Amy ! You're quite right too Amy . This salamander isn't toxic, but it says in my book that this salamander's color mimics a highly toxic Red Eft, whose bright color hue wards off predators.

11 Sep, 2009

 

Cool little guy....:>)

12 Sep, 2009

 

Thanks Motinot, I always get excited when I get to see one of these salamanders.

13 Sep, 2009

 

Wow......what an unusual creature Jerrie! And such a colour...aw he must be blushing, all the attention!.....:o)

13 Sep, 2009

 

LOL..., he must have sensed that he was going to be viewed by many GOY'ers and became flushed with excitment Janey...;-)

13 Sep, 2009

 

WHat a fabulous coloured salamander in the handa

4 Oct, 2009

 

He certainly is a dandy and doesn't he look rather over-stuffed? How lovely to live where creatures are so brightly coloured, you hardly need flowers:-)

2 Nov, 2009

 

This one certainly is a treat to find Bornagain, it's skin is so thin and soft, it's nearly nonexistant.

3 Nov, 2009

 

Aww sweet!!! I've had salamanders in the garden this year also, but mine are black with tan marks. Never seen red ones before!

16 Nov, 2009

 

Sounds cool Charlieb, I've never seen a black one before. I'll have to get out my Audubon book and see if we have any of them in our area.

17 Nov, 2009



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