Salamanders and their eggs

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Salamanders and their eggs

Unread postby Motivated » Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:56 pm

I was scouting today and decided to check out a small watering-hole. I have been keeping an eye on it or possibly a warm day during the rut. Today I stopped by to see if anyone had dropped an antler in the water. It was a good tip from a wired to hunt podcast recently, but no luck for me in that department today.

I did see a salamander swimming under the ice and found some salamander eggs. I didn't get a picture of the salamander because by the time I figured out what I was looking at... it was gone. I did a Google Search and I believe this is Jefferson's salamander, mostly based on what I saw I did not get a picture of, as well as the habitat type that I was in today.

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I found some good stuff so far this season, but also weird stuff, like a car underwater in a creek and a bridge washed out.


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Re: Salamanders and their eggs

Unread postby greenhorndave » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:10 pm

That's cool and bizarre looking
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Unread postby oldrank » Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:30 pm

Really cool. I don't think we have ever seen salamander eggs.
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Unread postby hunter_mike » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:26 am

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Unread postby wolverinebuckman » Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:37 am

That's cool. I had never seen any little critters like that in Michigan. When we got to Kentucky there were things scurrying about all over! Bit of a creepy factor, but neat.
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Unread postby Mopar1169 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:21 pm

wolverinebuckman wrote:That's cool. I had never seen any little critters like that in Michigan. When we got to Kentucky there were things scurrying about all over! Bit of a creepy factor, but neat.


You didn't by chance have a pheasant hunt farm in central Michigan at one time did you?
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Unread postby Trout » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:35 pm

Awesome find!
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Re: Salamanders and their eggs

Unread postby wolverinebuckman » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:00 pm

Mopar1169 wrote:
wolverinebuckman wrote:That's cool. I had never seen any little critters like that in Michigan. When we got to Kentucky there were things scurrying about all over! Bit of a creepy factor, but neat.


You didn't by chance have a pheasant hunt farm in central Michigan at one time did you?


No, but I am curious as to what sparked that question.
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Unread postby Mopar1169 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:56 pm

wolverinebuckman wrote:
Mopar1169 wrote:
wolverinebuckman wrote:That's cool. I had never seen any little critters like that in Michigan. When we got to Kentucky there were things scurrying about all over! Bit of a creepy factor, but neat.


You didn't by chance have a pheasant hunt farm in central Michigan at one time did you?


No, but I am curious as to what sparked that question.


I had a neighbor that lived about a mile away. He moved down to southern Kentucky about 10 years ago. Was curious if you were him. He was and still is a avid deer hunter for what I hear from his relatives. Thanks.


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