Screenshot Saturday - Eastern Newt


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The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common amphibian native to the eastern United States. In their juvenile form (known as the red eft) they are bright orange or red, and have toxic skin - any assailant wishing harm upon the newt will have to cope with the potent tetrodotoxin.

They love damp, swampy conditions - and your fire ants have made their home nearby.