Rough-Skinned Newt Pictures

Mr. Mordax

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So I was at a family reunion this weekend, and found a cute little rough-skinned newt (as well as a few other critters). Thought I'd share the pictures -- click to zoom.

And yes, I told the little kids I was bug-converting to wash your hands after handling one.







 

Galapoheros

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Cool, I think I used to see those a lot more in the pet stores in the mid 70's. Salamanders/newts always been interesting to me. I remember when I found my first one ...I ran home with it like I found a bag of gold! I think I was 10 or 11.
 

beetleman

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Cool, I think I used to see those a lot more in the pet stores in the mid 70's. Salamanders/newts always been interesting to me. I remember when I found my first one ...I ran home with it like I found a bag of gold! I think I was 10 or 11.
yup, i remember them very well too,they were fun to keep.very hardy newts:)
 

Mr. Mordax

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These guys were staples of my youth and childhood, so it was really exciting to show them to the kids. I hadn't seen any for almost two years -- that was when I went on a night-hike in rainy weather and saw TONS crossing the paths.

When I went back in the day? I saw this:
 
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