At the Cottage

Discussion in 'Other Amphibians' started by mystah, May 21, 2016.

  1. mystah

    mystah Legendary Member

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    My wife and I found this little dude while at the cottage.

    Can someone help with ID

    Looks like it has a yellow belly with black spots and it's a great swimmer. I think it's a Newt.

    My 3 yr old is very interested[​IMG]



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    What's the location? To me it looks like an Eastern Newt, which would make sense if you're in Ontario.
     
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    Hard to tell from the photo ...in Ontario we only has two newts so it's either a Central newt (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) or Eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) .
    Don't be tempted on keeping it...it's illegal to keep native wildlife .
     
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    I looked into it

    Looked like an Eastern Newt after I did a little research...
    Wasn't tempted to keep it...we are thinking about setting up a weekend tank at the cottage for the Kids so they can have a closer look at some of the wildlife we have up north!... It was a little difficult for my 3 yr old to observe at the bottom of a bucket... but he was thrilled to see the Newt get released and creep into the reeds and under the leaves.
     
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