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Saturday, April 2, 2011

An interesting creature living in our pond - a Rough-skinned Newt!

Movement in the storm-muddied pond caught my eye yesterday afternoon. This member of the Salamander family put on quite a show for my camera. I believe it's a male and he is definitely in his aquatic form. He is brown on top and a bright orange on the bottom.
The Pacific Ocean is wind-whipped today, not a good weekend for the start of the abalone season. There is nothing "pacific" about the ocean today. Stay home and be safe - calmer days are ahead.


Sharon Beals, photographer said...

I am enjoying your blog Jeanne. And this is an interesting image, I think I will be learning a lot from you.

Jeanne Jackson said...

Thanks, Sharon! This little Newt put on quite a show for my camera. Usually he hides at the first sign of movement, so I was pleased to capture some interesting pictures of him. I guess I won't be cleaning my pond this spring! We'll have to see if a female shows up to keep him company.