Are Red Salamanders Poisonous to Humans or Pets? [Answered]

Northern Red Salamander Photo by: Peter Paplanus/flickr

Red salamanders are strikingly beautiful amphibians found in the eastern united states. These salamanders are bright red and have extensive black spotting on the back and sides, hence their name. But are red salamanders poisonous?  Red salamanders produce a milky secretion that makes them foul-tasting to predators. This secretion is mildly poisonous and may be … Read more