Friday, 13 March 2009

Smooth Newts


The garden ponds are full of Smooth Newts at the moment. I just love them and cannot resist photographing them.





10 comments:

  1. Are these animal also called salamanders? I had a salamander for a pet as a kid. Its name was "Herman" because I didn't know if it was a "her" or a "man"! LOL!

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  2. They are quite fascinating aren't they and lovely photo's

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  3. Excellent! Love your newt photos. It must be spring over there. Greetings from New England.

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  4. Those are really amazing shots.

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  5. Newts and Salamanders are closely related, Jen. I can tell the newts' sexes at this time of year because the males are much brighter on the underside but latter in the year it gets harder to tell the difference.
    Thanks Deedee, it's not quite Spring yet but we are getting there. Having said that we'll probably have another cold snap now in revenge for my presumption.

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  6. Wonderful. As frogs are recent to the Island I assume that we don't have any newts: certainly never seen one. Presumably they eat the frog spawn.

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  7. Why am I reminded of Gussie Finknottle?

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  8. 'm not sure whether it's me or the newts that's being compared to Gussie??? As I recall he tended to be the butt of Bertie's humour so perhaps it's me!

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  9. I realise that I am somewhat late in commenting, but thought that it was important that you know that I think that newts have cute noses (see picture of you holding one!).

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