*Rough-skinned Newts have relatively grainy and dry skin
compared to other salamanders (leading to their name)and
are protected under the British Columbia Wildlife Act.
They are dark brown to grey on top and, unlike any other
salamander in B.C., they are bright yellow or orange
below. This colour serves as a warning to would-be
predators. When disturbed, the newt will curve its head,
neck and tail upwards to display this bright colouring.
The Rough-Skinned Newt is the most poisonous amphibian
in the Pacific Northwest ,and is therefore avoided by most
predators. Each one contains enough poison to kill
25,000 mice! These newts can be active both day and night
because their toxic skin reduces the risk of predation,
and unlike other salamander species they will venture
out during the day.
This one…catching a little morning sun on the edge of the forest, tanning on a
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