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    went looking for newts

    So today I went herping for some notos witch I have never seen here. So I start my jurney around a few ponds... nothing but frogs or fish... I waste my time there for a while and then give up on newts. So I go looking for terrestrials. I only find a few red backs, nothing much. I plan to go home when I see a few tiles under where gutters empty. So I flip the first 1 to find a healthy ambystoma maculatum! in total I found 3 of them!

    the first 1



    the second 1


    I could have sworn I took one of the third but it wasn't in my camera...

    Next I find what looked like an odd colored red back, so am I right to believe these are dusky sals?



    And finially, the reason I posted this thread. I found a RED EFT! Though I couldn't find where the adults are I now know there is hope of me getting notos!




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    Wow, nice! Newts are quite the odd little creatures, aren't they!
    "I'm just a scientist without the proper documentation."

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    yup even though only 1 is a newt!

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    Cute :3
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    Newts are cool! I used to spend some time, "going frogging" with different friends when I was a kid and turn over logs in forested areas for newts. I've only ever seen the spotted orange newts.

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    the grey ones are red back salamanders with a different color gene. Also remember those are SMALL spotted salamanders. Jim, I think the eastern newt is the only newt in your range with a terrestrial phase.

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    Very nice. Did you keep them!?
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    No... I want be keeping anything until spring. I would rather catch adult eastern newts or raise the spotteds from tadpoles witch is easier in spring.

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