Salamander

Asked June 1, 2016, 3:17 PM EDT

I have this pair of salamanders living on my screened porch. I am wondering if my dog will get poisoned if she eats one. Would you recommend doing something to get rid of them and if so what?

Sussex County Delaware

1 Response

These look like an adult male and female red-headed skink (Plestiodon laticeps). They are not venomous and will quickly scurry away if felt threatened. They live in moist wooded areas. The male has the red head and the female slightly larger. She actually looks pregnant. ~DOT