Thursday, 8 August 2013

Newt

I was digging potatoes last night and disturbed a small brown newt about 3 ins long. We've seen one or two before mostly around the pond. I think this was likely to be a common newt or smooth newt and apparently after the mating season they spend time in damp earthy patches (like potato beds!) or under stones and logs till the springtime calls again.

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