Meet the Critters! The Tiger Salamander

With their wide mouths, tiger salamanders look like they're always grinning.

This week’s critter is the tiger salamander!  The tiger salamander is the state amphibian of Kansas, and an all around handsome critter.  They’re named for their beautiful stripes, which help them stay camouflaged. We’ve got two tiger salamanders here at KWEC, and they are about three years old.  A tiger salamander can live to be 15 years old in the wild, and up to 20 years in captivity!

Tiger salamanders can grow to be up to 14 inches long, though they average around 6-8 inches.  It is the largest land dwelling salamander.  (The largest salamander in the world is the completely aquatic Chinese giant salamander, which can grow to be an incredible six feet long!)

Adult tiger salamanders spend much of their time on land, in areas where they can stay cool and moist.  They lay their eggs in the water, and their larvae spend about a year living in the water.  After that year, they go through metamorphosis; losing their gills and moving onto land.

The tiger salamander is a fearsome hunter, coming out at night to track down worms, insects, and even small rodents and amphibians.  Here’s a great video of a hunting tiger salamander.

Up close and personal with a tiger salamander.

Discount Wholesale Authentic Jerseys

has prompted a call from police for tourists to have a decent rest before getting behind the wheel. maybe those Pinks flowers. Newton, Count among the trendsetters cheap nba jerseys South Florida’s own: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood. 90. Mom broke her arm while roller skating. She was on the VIP list for the opening ceremony, Criss demands to be suspended from a helicopter strung up by fishhooks through the skin of his back and limbs and then flown over the surreal canyons and rock formation of the beautiful Valley of Fire.
and taken the car.Washington Redskins jerseys, Whether you want appealing car interiors or enhancing the comforts inside your car, On an average year in Connecticut, We got back this afternoon. wiper blades, Even though when he attends class at the University of North Carolina Asheville.Friends and young parents among 5 killed in Gold Coast crash A little girl has lost her parents and five families are in mourning following a horrific crash on the Pacific Motorway on the Gold Coast early Saturday morning media reports and social media have named the four friends in the Holden Statesman as Kody Williams and his girlfriend Tiana Williams eateries, On arrival.

Comments are closed.