I was mushroom hunting when I spotted this salamander resting on top of a cortinar mushroom. It had a blackish gray body with a red stripe down the middle of its back. This salamander was about 6-7cm long. It seemed to relaxing without a care in the world.
The red-backed salamander is a species of small, hardy woodland salamander in the family Plethodontidae. The species inhabits wooded slopes in eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime provinces in Canada to Minnesota.