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PostSubject: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:12 am

The three common color morphs of the red-backed salamander

Eastern Tiger Salamander

Long-tailed Salamander

Shenandoah Salamander


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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:29 am

Great pictures man
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:06 pm

Again vary cool, Ive only ever went fieding for snakes, looks like Ive mised out on some other vary cool thing.
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:19 pm

I love salamanders and newts. I like catching salamanders in rivers and creeks and then releasing them after a few pictures. I have a couple of footless fire bellied newts, but they are living with my sis in TN. : P
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 3:42 pm

Thanks!

Steve - I too started with snakes, but in an effort to extend the herping season started looking for amphibians. Wood frogs and Jefferson salamanders start to head for the breeding pools in mid-February. Green frogs and gray treefrogs are active through November (depending on temperatures).

Dagan -Why are your salamanders footless?
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:43 pm

The people who owned the newts before me did not feed them for six months. I can only assume that either they chewed on each other's feet hoping for wiggly worms or the water quality was so bad that they rotted away. Sad If they have told me the truth, the newts are over 12 years old.
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:08 pm

Yikes! Thanks for caring for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:18 pm

Very nice pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Love the pics.....You took the pic of the tiger?..if so what county was it in?
Been researching tigers and have come up with only 2 counties in VA that could possibly have substantial populations????
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:43 pm

Thanks. The tiger is from Augusta Co.
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:36 pm

theres a few more then two places in virginia that have good populations, but they are very tricky to find and sadly you cant own one here. They are extremely cool tho
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:31 am

I havent spent much time on ..why they arent allowed as pets in Va.....could someone explain the reasoning....
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:51 am

They are endangered species
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:58 am

Which specie is it?
The easterns?......If you look on kingsnake there are ooodles of easterns always for sale.
Just curious.....
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:45 am

You can have them as pets in other states just no virginia
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:59 pm

In Virginia the Eastern Tiger Salamander is listed as "State Endangered". To legally keep an eastern, gray or blotched tiger salamander, you need a special permit:
http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/fishing/regulations/nongame.asp

Unless one has a valid scientific need, a permit will not be issued.


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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:01 pm

What has caused the tigers to become endangered in VA?
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:13 pm

Virginia's tiger salamander has always been fairly scarce and I think that is the only reason they are listed as State Endangered. For additional information see: http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/?s=020052
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:36 pm

Are long tail salamanders also orange? I was mowing grass one day and came across one that was about 2 inches and bright orange with black "spots" (not sure they were spots, but markings). He was very cool looking, I took him down to the stream and let him go, I should have gotten a pic, but I didn't have a camera nearby.
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:45 am

The salamander you described sounds like a red-spotted newt in the eft stage of life.

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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:18 am

These look really similar, there were more spots and they were black (the spots). These little guys are so cute!
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:33 pm

The red-spotted newts do vary some in coloration and sometimes the black outline around the orange spots is more pronounced. Also the red-spotted newt eft is one of the few salamanders that will walk around in the open as they are toxic to most predators.

The only other salamander in your area that comes to mind is the Northern Red Salamander, but it would be very unusual to see one out in the open. They also tend to stay in close proximity to water.

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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:43 pm

That's looks much more like him! We have a 1 acre pond and another smaller pond about 75 ft from where I found him, but I also had a kiddie pool filled with water and tadpoles over the summer that was about 3 ft away from where I found him. It was for my dog but he wanted nothing to do with it, so once the toads and frogs started getting in it I left it there so they could make more babies. If I see anymore I will take a pic Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:54 pm

JW you need to do a calander, you have so many cool pictures.


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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:30 pm

Totally...that is a great idea Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Some Salamander Pics   Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:52 am

Thanks!

Maybe some day.
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