Hellbender was about 18" and photographed in November, 2011. I have only seen these salamanders out of the water in the fall of the year, this is when they mate, but they do this in the water under a rock, maybe it is a coincidence that is when I see them. I have seen water dogs on the rocks at this time also, they have the external gills. These are the best pix that i have.
Anyone know why they are out the water at this time?
Picture Added 01-07-2012 02:43 PM Added by grouser