1 dead on south edge of road, green back "stripe" not as obvious in picture as on specimen
one live lt salamander crossing the road, made it and crawled away in the dark before I got a picture; one dead, smashed but green head and back marking (although the green doesn't show well in image), intercostal grooves (ventral image) excludes other possibilities; the 4th hind toe not especially long, but in looking through the substantial collection here at the Slater Museum smaller individuals have equal length hind 3rd & 4th toes, not sure when the longer 4th develops.
Id confirmed, large parotid glands, large size (~100 mm SVL, 180 mm total est for missing part of tail), smashed on west edge of road; NW I've seen in surveys of Christensen Pond are neotenic, first terrestrial I've seen
1 alive, 1 dead; Rain started~ 17:00 but only for an hour, was 55 d F but dropped to 48 by 20:00
Single specimen was observed beneath a log.
The mole salamanders (genus Ambystoma) are a group of salamanders endemic to North America, the only genus in the family Ambystomatidae. The group has become famous due to the presence of the axolotl (A. mexicanum), widely used in research, and the tiger salamander (A. tigrinum, A. mavortium) which is the official amphibian of many states, and often sold as a pet.