Spotted Salamander Breeding Challenges (photo courtesy Rad Moncure)

This photo was submitted by a Chantilly Local Rad Moncure. Rad had been cruising the roads one rainy late winter night nearly 10 years ago in an area known as Balmoral when he stumbled upon what appeared to be a large number of “worms” migrating across a road. Stopping his truck to investigate Rad quickly discovered that the “worms” were actually spotted salamanders were attempting to get to a nearby vernal pool en masse to breed. Realizing that the animals would become casualties of cars he gathered up as many as he could and helped them across the road in the direction they were migrating. Way to go Rad!!!

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