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Red Eft (Spotted Newt) | by Mountain Visions
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Red Eft (Spotted Newt)

One of several Red Efts I encountered along the trail while hiking Sunday.


Somehow I lost the tail from most of them.


These are pretty common in the northeast in the spring despite the fact they are far less plentiful then decades ago. Global warming/climate change? Pollution? Ozone layer depletion (responsible for many amphibians extinction)? Whatever the reason these guys going the way of the dodo.


Canon G3, ISO 50, 1/8th sec, 135mm, on a Ultrapod w/ 2 sec self timer...View large to see the detail of the efts skin.

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Taken on May 21, 2007