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This species is named for the yellow spots on either side of its body. The yellow-spotted salamander has a secretive nature as it spends much of its time burrowing underground during the day, as well as hibernating over the winter. The distinctive yellow spots along the sides allow for the easy identification of this species. University of Guelph

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Yellow Spotted Salamander

Date Submitted: April 12, 2010

Observer: Rita Corey

Observation Date: 3/22/10

Observation Time: 10:00 p.m.

Observation Location: Between 268 & 281 Mountain St, going east to west

Plant or Animal? Animal

Common Name: Yellow Spotted Salamander

Scientific Name: Ambystoma maculatum

Comments: Rainy night; stopped car to watch it cross the road; told the neighbor driving behind me and he came out to watch: he had never seen one before.

More Information: Read about the salamander migration at Moose Hill in 2008.

Previous, Subsequent, or Similar Sightings:
Yellow Spotted Salamander 3/23/10
Yellow Spotted Salamander 3/29/10
Red-backed Salamander, 4/10/10
Lead-backed Salamander 4/11/11

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