Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Red-spotted Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

One of the most common and most beautiful of the Massachusetts salamanders.
We found this Red-Spotted Newt in our swimming pool the other morning.
Over the years we've found a couple here and there the same way, in our pool, but they've been much smaller - this one is about 3".

They're almost iridescent in the sun light. 

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