In dense old growth deciduous woodlands. Imaged only. GTS 1123. UTA DC 7364 (University of Texas at Arlington Digital Collection).
Red eft on paved road (Ski Tow Road) on rainy night. Imaged only. GTS 1517.
Red eft on paved road (Ski Tow Road) on rainy night. Imaged only. GTS 1516.
Red eft on dirt road on rainy night. GTS 1512. ACR AS 110.
Looks to be morphing into adult.
We found this one active adult newt on this unseasonably warm December day. Temperatures were around 51 F. Looks like a male ready to breed, right?
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...