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This amphibian is so cool. It has 3 life stages: the aquatic larva, the red-eft or terrestrial juvenile stage (shown here), and the aquatic adult. So, from water to land and then back to water. Undoubtedly my favorite North American amphibian... finding them is like finding gold.
Found under a little log in an upland forest in east-central Alabama.
Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011
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Love the alien orange colors. Beautiful creature. Thanks for sharing.
Marylou that's wonderful, never seen such a great phosphorescent color..that was a great match!
I love his color! Wonderful shots!
Congrats!!! Well deserved! Reminds me of winegum candy!! :)
That is a BEAUTIFUL picture, Keep it up!!!!
Congrats! I love Newts, this one is a beauty :)
If you want, you can take a look to this one which is endemic of Spain:
Well done and well deserved Marylou! :-)
As if this cutie didn't make my day good enough! Thanks!
Spotting of the day!
"Red-spotted Newts can locate their home pond with an internal light-dependent magnetic compass."