This little fellow was moving quickly and therefore was blurred in the photo. Seen at Harvard forest in Petersham, Mass. This is the terrestrial or red eft stage.
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.
Saw about 50 of these this day. Many underfoot we had to avoid stepping on. Location is private because of a related find.
Terrestrial stage of Eastern/Red Spotted Newt
Have seen several today.
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...