The Inky Newt seems to be able to secrete black dye. However, there is a way to handle it without getting dye all over oneself.
A specimen of the amphibian was kept in Monty Montgomery's Reptile Room, and was in shown to the Baudelaire children. With the rest of the collection, it was confiscated by the Herpetological Society following Montgomery's death. What happened to it next is unknown.
- It is the first of two newt species mentioned native to the Snicket universe, the second being the Amaranthine Newt.