Friday, November 6, 2009

Leapin' Lizards er uh Amphibians

The Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus)to be precise. I was shooting tomorrow's "What a Zoo" segment with The Toledo Zoo's Tim Herman. Tim was showing me a slimy salamander that had laid some eggs that hatched recently. He noticed that one of the salamanders in the exhibit was shedding its skin. Tim told me he'd only seen this once before and that the salamanders usually did this at night. Here's some of the video I shot. I sped some of the video up to 400X after the previous clip played at real time speed.

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Thanks for watching.

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