Total of 4 individuals found at this site.
Found under rocks at roadside. Imaged only. GTS 693. UTA DC 7261.
Juvenile. Imaged only. GTS 459. UTA DC 7218.
Adult found under rocks. Imaged only. GTS 460. UTA DC 7219.
Under rock behind the old Martin residence. Imaged only. GTS 1134. UTA DC 7366.
Larval spotted Salamanders!
You will have to look close to see the spots but this was the best shot I could get as I had just previously seen him stick his head out of a hole below the stump on the front side of the tree. I looked around the side of the tree and there was another hole in which he had headed toward. I was able to get a few, not very good shots, of him watching me, watching him.
The spotted salamander or yellow-spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) is a mole salamander common in the eastern United States and Canada. The spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina. This salamander ranges from Nova Scotia, to Lake Superior, to southern Georgia and Texas. Its embryos have been found to have symbiotic algae living inside them.