The newt

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Today I was doing a bit of tidying up in my garden and on the grass I saw this newt , I have no idea what kind of newt it is

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It must of been about 3-4 inches long, I only had my phone with me and didn’t want to chance going in for my camera and then missing it altogether

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I can only imagine it comes from a near bye pond

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It’s a good job I was only tidying up and not cutting the grass or this story might just off had a different ending. Thanks mike

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Pretty sure that's a smooth newt. My kids used to bring them home years ago. You don't see them as much today.. Nice find

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Unfortunately you don’t see them very often anymore, thanks mike

So cute! I love newts and salamanders. Sadly, just as with butterflies, we don’t see as many herein California anymore. People use too many pesticides.

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I don’t think it’s just California unfortunately, thanks for your reply cheers mike

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You’re absolutely right. Did you hear about the recent case against Monsanto? They owe something like 240 M in damages to a school groundskeeper. He is dying of cancer.

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I did see it on the news, thanks mike

@mikenevitt, For sure sometimes we watch some amazing creatures in our garden and their appearance will going to inspire us to capture the picture.

And literally these pictures are really awesome, and it's reflecting as this creature is watching towards you with one eye when you were capturing.

And colour combination is making these pictures more beautiful and that means, the grass colour as green and yellowish essence making these pictures more natural.

Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂

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Nice one, thanks for your reply cheers mike

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Thank you and welcome. 🙂

The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. It frequents small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. The eastern newt produces tetrodotoxin which makes the species unpalatable to predatory fish and crayfish.[2] It has a lifespan of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to five inches in length. These animals are common aquarium pets, being either collected from the wild or sold commercially. The striking bright orange juvenile stage, which is land-dwelling, is known as a red eft. Some sources blend the general name of the species and that of the red-spotted newt subspecies into eastern red-spotted newt (although there is no "western" one).
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Looks like gieco

Thank goodness you weren't cutting the grass... Wonder why it came out of the pond - kinda an evolution-like move... :)

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I believe they can live on land as well as water, cheers mike

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Ahaaa.... amphibians...