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Photo © Ken-ichi Ueda, some rights reserved
Sonoma, US-CA, US, NA
Public coordinates obscured by 10KM

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First the First: First Dicamptodon I've ever seen.

First the Second: First time I've heard a salamander vocalize!

While getting pleasantly lost in the woods, I came upon a stream bed with some promisingly flat stones. I've been itching to find one of the giant salamanders pretty much ever since I moved out here, and lo and behold, after a few rocks, I found this fine specimen. And what did it do upon discovery? It croaked! Not metaphorically, but literally, and repeatedly! Joy!

Note: the colors are a bit off here, probably due to using an LED head lamp as a light source. It was actually more tan than purple. I should probably invest in a flash.

Nov. 09, 2008 21:47:23 +1300
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California Giant Salamander - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
Posted by kueda almost 6 years ago (Flag)
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Happy for you!

Posted by stellaoleary almost 6 years ago (Flag)
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California Giant Salamander - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
Posted by loarie over 2 years ago (Flag)
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California Giant Salamander - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
kueda's ID: California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
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California Giant Salamander - Photo (c) randomtruth, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
loarie's ID: California Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus)
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