Eastern Newt (red eft stage) in Alvar Habitat
Found under log near tipi and air shaft.
Either a lead phase Red-Back or possibly a Valley and Ridge? Should have gotten more photos sorry. Location is private because of a related find.
The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. They frequent small lakes, ponds, and streams or near-by wet forests. They can coexist in an aquatic environment with small, noncarnivorous fish, as their skin secretes a poisonous substance when the newt is threatened or injured. They have lifespans of 12 to 15 years in the wild, and may grow to five inches in length. These newts are common aquarium pets, being either...