Meet our featured animal: the spotted salamander!
Here are five fun facts about spotted salamanders:
- Spotted salamanders are amphibians. This means they live underwater when they hatch. But when they mature, they live on land.
- They secrete a mild sticky toxin from their backs and tails to discourage predators from eating them.
- They hibernate.
- Adults spend most of their day hiding underground or beneath rocks and logs.
- They eat just about anything they can catch and swallow, including worms, spiders, insects, and slugs.