northern redback salamander?

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I was moving a rock in my community garden today and found this cute little amphibian underneath. What do you think – a four-toed salamander or an eastern redback? It seems like those are the two most common ones around here.

After a quick photography session, I let him scramble back under a rock. Nice to see who’s living under there. I was very happy to read that these guys eat ticks. Way too many of those here.

My garden is outlined with a nice ring of rocks. After finding this guy, I watered the rocks as well as the veggies.

Others in the community garden also have amphibians in their gardens. I know of a gardener with a small toad and one with a resident snake. I’m glad to know that I am providing a habitat for a cute little salamander, whatever type he is.

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