With our salamander surveys in full swing, we are finding lots of wonderful little slimy creatures that aren't always salamanders. On our last hunt we were fortunate to find an elusive wormsnake. These little beauties hide under logs and eat worms. They are characterized by their pink underside. The one in the picture is an adult. The wormsnake entertained us by literally tying itself into knots and doing a boa constrictor impression on Jonah's finger.
We managed to find a total of 38 salamanders last week during a nice rainy day. Here are some of the highlights: