Category Archive: Amphibians

Smouldering Salamanders

Small, quiet, shy, perhaps even cute, a herpetologist might call them. But some have considered the salamander very dangerous. For example, Pliny says that “the milky mucus flowing from its mouth, whatever part… Continue reading

Came from Hell, Bent on Returning?

The hellbender: a strange creature, it resembles artists’ renderings of the earliest animals that hauled themselves onto land.  Its curious appearance greatly confused scientists and non-scientists alike as to what sort of beast… Continue reading