I found this little salamander walking around my front step after a rain (Barkway-Lewisham, Gravenhurst area of Muskoka, Ontario). I’ve seen several around that I could more easily identify as blue spotted salamanders, but have seen a few of these too which are not so easy to identify. It might be a small-mouth salamander, a hybrid, or maybe even a very rare Jefferson. I’m doing more searches for info and asking some experts for their opinions. For now I’m calling him a blue spotted but will update this page if I hear otherwise. If you have any idea what type he is please let me know in the comments.
Here are a couple more pictures below: