Saturday, October 23, 2010

Red Newt

I was doing some late season yard work. We had another hard frost overnight.  It was very cool and breezy outside. I did the last mowing of the year, trimmed the arbor, and put away odds-and-ends.

I moved a few paving stones, and I uncovered 2 red newts.  They were sluggish in the cold of the morning.  I ran into the house to grab my cell phone to snap a few pictures. When I got back, there was still one newt.  After snapping a few photos, it scrambled off.  These were the first newts I have seen on the property.  What a thrill!

1 comment:

~ Regan said...

What a handsome little guy! I never saw a red before.