Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Tiger salamanders are often seen at night after a heavy rainfall. This is even more true during the breeding season. They live in almost any damp place; debris near water, damp cellars, and even small mammal burrows.
Gray tiger salamanders are a common subspecies of the tiger salamander found in eastern North Dakota. Their background color can vary from olive-green to dark brown with a pattem of small dark spots.
The blotched tiger salamander is another subspecies of the tiger salamander that is found in the center of our state. Its coloration is olive-green with black blotches which may form a netlike pattern on the back.
Salamanders will eat almost anything, especially nightcrawlers.