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The Northern Slimy Salamander (Plethodon glutinosus) is a terrestrial denizen of steep forested slopes.  These amphibians are lungless, “breathing” air through their skin, so don’t touch or handle them.  In autumn, as freezing temperatures arrive in the lower Susquehanna region, Northern Slimy Salamanders seek a cozy subterranean shelter to pass the winter.