Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Animal Day/Salamander



Hello everyone, I am restarting animal day as a weekly post and we will kick off with the Salamander, heard of it????

Salamanders are a group of amphibians typically characterised by a lizard-like appearance, with slender bodies, blunt snouts, short limbs projecting at right angles to the body, and the presence of a tail in both larvae and adults. All present-day salamander families are grouped together under the order Urodela

Many salamanders are far from being softies, to put predators off their skin can squirt out a dangerous poison which if swallowed can be powerful enough to kill a human.

The biggest salamanders lurk in Japanese and Chinese rivers, where they grow to 1.8m long and in prehistoric times they could be the size of a car........what the hell............

Many old legends says that they can survive a fire, sadly this isn't true. These slimy looking creatures often like to hide inside rotten logs, so when people place said logs on their fire the salamander craws out.

Like a starfish or flatworm they also have the ability to regenerate or regrow body parts that are lost. They can regrow their legs and tails as well as parts of their eyes, hearts and brain.

7 comments:

Rita said...

I have a great fondness for salamanders. :)

Nancy Chan said...

They look like lizards and I am sorry I don't like lizards.

Katie Isabella said...

Salamanders are one of those I like.

CWMartin said...

One of those critters "everybody finds one under a rock as a kid" that I never have found, under a rock nor elsewhere.

Karen BakingInATornado said...

I've heard of salamanders but had no idea they could squirt a poison that could kill a human.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Rita: So cool

Nancy: I get that

Katie: That's nice to hear, I think

Chris: I have never ssen one under a rock or on a rock or in a rock

Karen: That surprised me too

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