Cave salamander in crevice
This was inside Natural Tunnel Cavern (or Panel Cave).
In rock crevice at cave opening
Number of Individuals Seen: 3
Weather Conditions: 23 degrees C. Mostly sunny.
Habitat Type: Cave and cave mouth.
Behavior Observed: Resting within the cave.
We found three of these nestled in a TV that had been used as a target and therefore had lots of holes. It ended up on the bank of the Paint Rock River, where a mountain spring meets it. It was only about half an inch long.
The cave salamander (Eurycea lucifuga), also known as the spotted-tail salamander, is a species of cave salamander.