The Most Potent of the Bunch?
The Roughskin Newt carries so much poison that it could easily kill 25,000 mice — making it the most poisonous amphibian in the Pacific Northwest. These amphibians ward off even the boldest of predators because, really, what animal would be foolish enough to mess with a newt? Apparently the Garter Snake is up for the challenge. It’s the only snake tough enough to stand up to this amphibian. Over the years, the Garter Snake has built up a resistance to the Roughskin Newt’s poison.