5 Interesting Facts About Common Fire Salamanders

Common Fire Salamander

This is a common fire salamander showing off his beautiful colours.

Today I want to write about common fire salamanders because I saw a picture of one in my favourite animal book and thought that they looked amazing.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. They can grow to up to 25 centimetres long.
  2. Their skin has poison which they use when attacked by predators.  This poison is very powerful and dangerous to people.
  3. Despite their bright colouring, common fire salamanders are very difficult to find because they like to hide under stones, logs or other objects during the day.  They are active at night-time and when it rains.
  4. They eat insects, spiders, slugs, newts and small frogs.
  5. They live in forests throughout central Europe, especially in hilly areas.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about common fire salamanders?

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