Hey everyone! This amphibian here was a tricky one to identify. It has gills like an axolotl or baby salamanders'. I'm thinking it's a baby mudpuppy since adults grow very large. I'm not sure it is even one, though! Sometimes it's really hard to identify animals... :P
My family and I were hiking along a stream when we spotted a beautiful creek. I thought it might inhabit a lot of life, so I looked under rocks for tiny creatures. I turned over one and found this adorable slimy fella! It didn't like me holding it and was very eager to squirm out of my grasp, so I didn't hold it too much. Besides, it might dry up in the breeze and suffocate!
That's all for now! More photos will be coming soon. :>
[ outdated photo and desc ]