McDowell Co., North Carolina. October 28, 2017.
“The rain continued, hard in some places, slacking off to a sprinkle elsewhere. The next salamander to show up on the road was a new one for me – a seal salamander (Desmognathus monticola). It was an attractive specimen, with an orange stripe that zig-zagged down the tail. Somehow I had missed this species on two previous trips to the area, so I was very happy to finally see one.”
My North Carolina 2017 Flickr album is here.
HerpMapper records for this species are here.