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    Default 2015 Spring Breeding Migration Pictures

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to share some pictures of this year’s springbreeding migration, thus far.

    Picture 1. Male Taricha granulosa, note the long tail in proportion to the body, long legs, andthin body. During actual aquatic breeding males will also get smooth skin, nuptial pads, and a swollen cloaca. This animals was found by road hunting inthe day ( this species actively crosses in the day ).
    Picture 2. Ambystoma gracile, secreting poison. This animal was found by road hunting ( cruising) at night during rain ( this species only crosses at night ). This was a female.
    Picture 3. Another A. gracile, found the same way as the previous one, and on the same night. If I remember correctly this is a female, but I looks like a juvenile in the picture, so I am not sure….
    Picture 4. T. granulosa female, found while road hunting in the day. Sorry for the blurry picture.
    Picture 5. Female T. granulosa “The daunting task ahead”. While I do help them across, I can’tfind them all so some have to do this and hope they don’t get squished by cars.
    Picture 6. Same animal as the previous one, belly shot.
    Picture 7. A. gracile juvenile in defense posture ( unken reflex ). Also found while road hunting at night.
    Picture 8. A. macrodactylum adult female, a rare find for me. Found while road hunting.This species only crosses at night.
    Picture 9. A. gracile female found while road hunting at night. She appears to be gravid.
    Picture 10. Female T. granulosa, note the shorter tail in proportion to the body, fatter body, and shorter legs.
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    Jealous of your spring:P.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: 2015 Spring Breeding Migration Pictures

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. It's a long way from spring over here.

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