Sunday, April 27, 2008

Coral-Phase Salamander


Mike VanValen sent me this photo of an unusual coral phase redback salamander he found along the Derby Greenway. Redback salamanders are common and normally look like this. This salamander was full of eggs and may pass on her beautiful pink-lavender coloration to another generation.

2 comments:

Richard said...

This could be Nessie, the "Loch Hope Monster"!

Teresa said...

Richard, I can't believe you haven't photoshopped one of the trail volunteers riding the salamander yet :-D