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DrPhill

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It could well be a smooth (common) newt (trituris vulgaris), although you may want to compare with palmate newt (Lissotriton helveticus) too.

Both can spend extended periods out of water - they tend only to frequent ponds to breed iirc. So I guess they can wander far looking for food.

There is some good ifo on wikipedia. Note that all species of newt are protected in this country - which means even picking them up for photos could be an infringement.......

Nice picture, though.
 

Jacob

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Smoothish I'd say. How smooth do you want it?
 

Pete Maddex

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Hi,

I have a newt called Tiny, I call him Tiny because he is minute (my-newt)

Looks like a common on the me, we have 20 odd in our pond.




Pete
 
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