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On the Baniyas River, in northern Israel, salamanders have been seen appearing after the rains earlier this week, marking the approach of winter.
According to the Jerusalem Post, salamanders living in the area, are black with orange or yellow patterns that are unique to each member of the species.
Salamanders are usually active on rainy nights in winter when females lay their eggs in the water after the previous year's mating season. once the female lays her eggs, she mates with the male again.
The salamanders are said to be endangered. The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is working to save the salamanders, as well as other endangered amphibians. Among their efforts, the authorities are protecting breeding grounds, build paths for safe crossing of roads by amphibians, create mechanisms to prevent them from getting stuck in wells and tanks.
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