I know, these newts looks like your run-of-the-mill newt. Nothing extraordinary to look at, though they might be fun to keep in a terrarium.
Photo source: Peter Halasz via Budapest Zoo
What you don't know is that the Spanish ribbed newt, Pleurodeles waltl, has a rare talent: it can thrust the pointed ends of its rib cage through its sides to produce defensive spurs.
Photo source: BBC via PopularScience.com
Thanks for the newt, Ida.