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Yellow-Eyed Ensatina Salamanders
29 December 2006
In wet weather lung-less ensatina salamanders emerge from their burrows
deep underground to absorb moisture through their skin.
Lung-less and very fragile, ensatinas breathe entirely through their skin.
Avoid handling as residue on your hands may be toxic to them.
This tiny ensatina measured less than 2-inches.
Skin so translucent, you can almost see through it.
Less than the length of my little finger, yet this brave little ensatina
arched its back defensively in an attempt to frighten me away.
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