Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Salamanders at Herrontown Woods

While digging around the foundation of the historic Veblen House (soil and landscape timbers had been pushed up against the wood siding--not a great way to preserve wood), I came across some salamanders.

One played a game of peekaboo, crawling under a dandelion leaf after I let it go.

"Snakes with legs" is one way to describe how they move, but their soft skin and improbably tiny feet confer an air of vulnerability.

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