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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Local Salamander

Found this guy while cleaning up leave litter.
I think it's called a Red Back Salamander for obvious reasons. This is from the Cincinnati area.

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I believe that we have the Red Back Salamander here on Long Island too. I seem to recall finding one when I was a kid - all those years ago. Despite the fact that I live on an island, I'm not that close to water so I don't see salamanders. What I'm seeing more frequently at my house are Italian Wall lizards. The males are pretty cool looking with an almost fluorescent green back.
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Call the local pet shops and see if any have live meal worms. I think it would eat that.
It may be nocturnal. You might set up a Vivarium and never see it unless you did an LED/w night lights.

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Any self respecting bait/tackle shop should have mealworms, butter worms, maybe some spikes leftover from ice fishing season too. Probably get them cheaper at a bait shop.
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I released the guy. I only captured him to take a picture. They live in underground & damp leaf little, no body of water around except my little goldfish pond.
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