Cooler weather in the late afternoon, but flipped this under a log on a trail near the lodge.
Late in the year to see something like this. On the second day of a 2-day temperature spike into the high 50s F (unusual for Western NY state), this small juvenile Slimy was found at the surface under a log. Allegany County, New York, USA
Found under rock near path through woods.
I'd really like this to be P. petraeus, but I don't think it is. It was found in the mouth of Pettyjon Cave.
The Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) is a species of terrestrial plethodontid salamander found through much of the eastern two thirds of the United States, from New York, west to Wisconsin, south to Texas, and east to Florida, with an isolated population in southern New Hampshire. It is called slimy because it is capable of excreting a sticky glue-like substance from its skin. It is also sometimes referred to as the Blue-spotted Salamander, Viscid Salamander, Grey-spotted...