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Date: 6-11-2007 3:56 PM
Subject: What I Saw Today
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Tags:arboreal salamander, what i saw today
What I Saw Today

I saw a dead arboreal salamander in the ivy a couple of mornings ago, not far from where I found the dead bee. I didn't even know there were salamanders in the ivy. I would have thought it's not wet enough for them in there. 

I wish I could have seen it alive. 

I took another look at the carcass yesterday, and I saw a three-band garden slug and several terrestrial leeches feeding on it.

Today I found it covered in ants, its forelegs gone and its tail decomposed down to the vertebrae.

The cycle of life.

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