Yellow spotted salamanders are poisonous, although not lethally so. The yellow spotted salamander has glands on its back and tail that secrete a bitter milky toxin to ward off predators.Know More
The yellow spotted salamander is around 9 inches long and is usually black or bluish-black in color. It has two uneven rows of spots along its head, body and tail, which look more orange in the head area and yellow along the rest of the salamander.
Spotted salamanders breed in the spring, laying their eggs in vernal, or temporary, pools. They return to the same pool each year to mate, using the same route to get there.Learn more in Amphibians
In rare circumstances, salamanders are known to bite humans. These amphibians only bite if they are under a lot of stress, and they may nip at a human if they are handled in a way that causes distress.Full Answer >
Most pet salamanders eat once per day, although that number varies depending on certain factors. The salamander's age, size and species are factors when planning a feeding schedule. The temperature of the tank can also affect the salamander's appetite.Full Answer >
Salamanders live both in freshwater and on land. Some species spend more time in the water, while others spend more time on land, but since they are amphibians, all salamanders do require water for survival. Various salamander species can be found throughout North America, South America and Asia.Full Answer >
Some of the animals that eat salamanders include wild turkey, hawks, common crows, barred owls, raccoons, shrews, chipmunks, snakes, skunks, and any other animal that can find them under rocks, wood or running along in the leaves. There are many species of salamander living in a variety of locations across the country, making them an attractive food source for a wide range of small animals that like live prey.Full Answer >