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The spectacular world of salamanders

By: Anna Norris on Aug. 2, 2013, 4:43 p.m.
Blue Ridge spring salamander feeding on a smaller salamander

Photo: Bill Bouton/Flickr

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Carnivorous cannibals

Salamanders seem harmless to humans, but they actually have small teeth that can help them capture and hold on to prey which often includes smaller salamanders. Their diets also include earthworms, flies, beetles, moths, spiders and other insects.