This week on Discover Nature, seldom-seen salamanders find love in late winter.
Eastern tiger salamanders grow to seven- to eight-inches in length, with striking yellow or olive and black patterns on their moist skin.
They live in woodlands, swamps, prairies, and old fields near farm ponds. You may also occasionally find them in wells, basements, and root cellars.
In autumn, these amphibians migrate to fishless ponds and swamps, where courting and breeding will begin in mid-February.