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Smouldering Salamanders

Small, quiet, shy, perhaps even cute, a herpetologist might call them.

But some have considered the salamander very dangerous. For example, Pliny says that “the milky mucus flowing from its mouth, whatever part of the human body it may touch, causes all hair to fall off; and the spot thus touched assumes the appearance of tetter” (Laufer 1915). 1,653 more words

Culture And Folklore

Newt eating frog's eggs, video

In this video, common frogs in the water try to protect their eggs.

Still, a common newt manages to feed on the eggs.

Renée Sips from the Netherlands made the video. 45 more words

Environment

Invest in Salamanders, Elk, Cades Cove and Education in the Smokies

By Holly Scott, Marketing Director

Every year, Friends of the Smokies commits to supporting a list of Park needs. This year the list adds up to nearly $1.6 million… 585 more words

Friends Of The Smokies

Determined Spotted Salamanders

It’s rare to get a glimpse of a Spotted Salamander – these secretive amphibians spend most of their lives hidden under rocks or logs or in the burrows of other forest animals, emerging only at night to feed and during spring mating. 107 more words

April

Salamanders are doing their best to stave off climate change

If we can’t get through to Republicans, at least we have one slimy little crawler* that’s helping to mitigate climate change. A new study indicates that woodland salamanders help keep carbon out of the atmosphere, thanks to their diet of insects that feed on dead leaves. 369 more words

Climate & Energy

Spring; Time for Roman orgies in the woods

Now the sentence you’ve all been waiting for. Lets take a moment and talk about salamanders.

Temperatures above freezing at night along with some ice melting rains, means that the breeding migration of numerous salamanders and woodland frogs is underway across the six states of New England. 270 more words

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Newt

Ancient coal swamp eyes -
If I had a flume for thee ~
We would swim as one.

Poetry