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Fire Salamander

Salamandra salamandra


We found this little guy near a river and it was released unharmed.


”Fire salamanders live in central European forests and are more common in hilly areas. They prefer deciduous forests, since they like to hide in fallen leaves and around mossy tree trunks. They need small brooks or ponds with clean water in their habitat for the development of the larvae. Whether on land or in water, fire salamanders are inconspicuous. They spend much of their time hidden beneath stones, wood or other objects. They are active in the evening and the night, but on rainy days they are active in daytime as well.”

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MartinUrban 8 years ago

usually salamanders can regrow lost limbs !! cute little guy !! 9 years ago

Big thank you, Jellis!

Jellis 9 years ago

Looks like a young Fire Salamander (Salamandra salamandra) 9 years ago

Indeed! We found it this way.

Daacwen 9 years ago

looked like its tail had seen better days
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Vâlcea, Romania

Spotted on Jul 3, 2012
Submitted on Jul 10, 2012


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