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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.