Abstract

Unexperienced, experienced, hungry and fed experimental predators (rats, chickens, ducks) find juvenile metamorphosed fire salamanders, Salamandra salamandra, with functioning mucous and poison glands fully palatable; dogs, however, do refuse them. Most of the juveniles show a predator-avoidance behaviour by fleeing. The observations are discussed with regard to the possible natural predators of juvenile fire salamanders.

In: Amphibia-Reptilia