Red Spotted Newt
1. After these young are fed, they have what appears to be a seizure before falling unconscious. No one is sure what the reason for this is.
2. The sex of this youngster and its siblings will depend on their incubation temperature.
3. This creature hatches and spends the first part of its life in water. Then it sheds its gills, turns bright orange-red and lives on land. But there's no place like home for this creature, apparently. After two or three years, it turns a dull olive green and returns to the water, where it will spend the rest of its life.
4. This creature will lose the bright yellow tip of its tail by the time it becomes an adult. Until then, it will twitch this tail to help attract prey.
5. These hardy youngsters are born in winter. After they have left the nest, they will hang out with mom and dad until just before new brothers and sisters arrive a year later.
6. Contrary to popular belief, this creature's mother does not sleep through its birth. It's no wonder that it grows quickly; this creature's mother's milk is 24 percent fat compared with human or cow milk, which is about 4.5 fat.
7. Human observers liken these young creatures' rough-housing to horseplay. But it couldn't be farther from the truth. This activity determines sibling dominance: who gets fed first, and in lean times, who starves to death.
2. Diamondback Terrapin
3. Red-Spotted Newt
4. Northern Copperhead
5. Great Horned Owl
6. Black Bear
7. Red Fox