Help with an ID Please - SW PA

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Help with an ID Please - SW PA

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Hi,

Sorry for bad photos, wasn't expecting to find anything. It was an unplanned side-of-the-road rock flip and I didn't have my camera. Area is Southwestern Pennsylvania.

That being said, can anybody help me ID this salamander? Was pretty big, 7-10" and more pink than anything I've seen around here, that size.

Thanks!
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One more pic, didn't even realize I took. Definitely looks like a hellbender here, but first one was much more pink, I swear, lol.
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It's really difficult to see the salamanders clearly, Melissa, but in the last photo I can make out that it's one of the Dusky Salamanders (Desmognathus). Definitely not a Hellbender.
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