Some animals that live underground are worms, moles and prairie dogs. Worms and moles live underground full time, while prairie dogs and chipmunks do spend time above ground.
Animals that burrow and live underground are called fossorial animals. These creatures live underground to protect themselves from predators, overly dry climates and/or extreme temperatures. They also find food underground, including plant materials, insects and insect eggs.
It is often possible to identify an animal by the type and size of hole it creates in the ground. A chipmunk hole is about the size of a silver dollar and cleanly dug, and a prairie dog leaves a taller lip of soil around the hole it digs.Learn More
North American toads are regularly eaten by hognose snakes, owls, skunks, hawks and raccoons. Garter snakes in particular predate on toads and are hypothesized to have developed an immunity or resistance to their poison. Toad eggs and tadpoles are eaten by fish, beetles and various bugs.Full Answer >
Animals that eat frogs include aquatic birds like herons and gulls, reptiles like snakes and crocodiles, and mammals like ocelots. Some frogs even eat other frogs. The American bullfrog, for example, doesn't hesitate to eat members of its own species.Full Answer >
Newts are generally found in North and South America and in the temperate areas of Africa, Asia and Europe. They prefer to live in moist areas near forests, under stones, in streams and under fallen logs.Full Answer >
Toads are found in habitats around the world, but most make their homes in warm tropical locations. Toads are considered a type of frog and share some commonalities with frogs, but toads have unique tough skins that allow them to survive in drier regions than frogs. There are more than 300 species of toads in the world, which live nearly everywhere except for some islands such as Greenland, Australia, New Guinea and Madagascar and the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic.Full Answer >