Some animals that live underground are worms, moles and prairie dogs. Worms and moles live underground full time, while prairie dogs and chipmunks do spend time above ground.Continue Reading
Animals that burrow and live underground are called fossorial animals. These creatures live underground to protect themselves from predators, overly dry climates and/or extreme temperatures. They also find food underground, including plant materials, insects and insect eggs.
It is often possible to identify an animal by the type and size of hole it creates in the ground. A chipmunk hole is about the size of a silver dollar and cleanly dug, and a prairie dog leaves a taller lip of soil around the hole it digs.Learn more about Amphibians
Toads eat any prey they are able to catch, including insects, snails, spiders, worms and small fish. Larger toads may consume larger prey, such as mice. Toads and many other amphibians need live prey and will not respond to prey that is not moving.Full Answer >
Adult amphibians are meat-eaters, and they prey on a variety of insects, worms, slugs, water snails and even small mice. As tadpoles, amphibians are herbivores that feed mostly on moss and other plants found on nearby rocks.Full Answer >
Red-spotted newts eat insects, worms, leeches and mollusks, as well as the young and eggs of some other amphibians. In captivity, red-spotted newts have been known to eat meat.Full Answer >
Newts eat small fish, worms, grubs and other larva. Pet newts also eat commercial newt and salamander food. Newts require a varied diet to stay healthy.Full Answer >