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What do yellow-spotted salamanders eat?

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The spotted salamander's diet consists of insects, worms, slugs, spiders and millipedes. Despite bright yellow or orange spots along its black body and a life span of up to 20 years, the species is rarely seen by humans, emerging only at night to feed.

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The spotted salamander spends nearly all of its time under rocks, logs and other debris in moist, low-laying forests. The amphibian is found all throughout eastern Canada and the eastern and midwestern United States. According to National Geographic, the stout salamander reaches up to 9 inches in length and secrets a noxious, milky toxin from glands on its backs to deter predators.

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