• A bright color for camouflage!
  • I wouldn't recommend eating this.

Red Eft

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This little guy is a red eft; one of a few creatures I photographed on a camping trip through the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania which is about one hour east of downtown Pittsburgh.

See the overhead version here.

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  1. FranK!eCa! 96 months ago | reply

    magnificent color! Love it!!!
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  2. Hryck. 96 months ago | reply

    The eight year old in me loves these things. Great color, great shot.

  3. ~Kenny 95 months ago | reply

    Lovely catch!!!

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  4. oatmeal2000 94 months ago | reply

    Great shot, don't recrop it!

  5. cnextsteps 85 months ago | reply

    Excellent focus. good shot.

  6. Donna Francé 83 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Two Feet Under. Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere le tuo foto al gruppo.

  7. Verisimilitude1 83 months ago | reply

    lovely. I saw two while hiking today in the Gunks. (mohonk preserve). I took a few photos of them.

  8. 4-6 83 months ago | reply

    Two Feet Under

    I like your point of view!
    I saw this great photo in the Two Feet Under group.

  9. Il conte di Luna 83 months ago | reply

    Seems like it's made of rubber :-)

    Seen in Two Feet Under (?)

  10. TheSmartypants 81 months ago | reply

    Thanks for stirring some old memories. I used to find hundreds of these guys in the woods after a rain when I was a kid. I think I managed to have a couple dozen in a coffee can before mom guilted me in to setting my little orange friends free.

  11. justjimnc 78 months ago | reply

    When I was a kid I would go searching in the woods after a rain, and often find a red eft, bright like the one in your photo.

    Beautiful shot !

  12. topquark22 76 months ago | reply

    Can you still find these? I think it's a shame that Nature is disappearing. We used to catch tadpoles and salamanders in a pond near our house when I was growing up. Now it is all gone. I feel sorry for young people who will never have these experiences.

  13. AKJ Works Without Working 60 months ago | reply

    I used to catch Red Efts when we were camping in the Adirondacks and keep them as "weekend pets," as well as Spring Peepers. We'd always let them go, completely unharmed, before we headed home. Once we caught a mud puppy that was the same size as a Red Eft, but we let it go immediately. Cool pic, brings back great memories!

  14. deirdrej 56 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo! How did you get him to pose like that ;-D

  15. marnanel 55 months ago | reply

    Thanks for posting this under a free licence. I've used it with attribution as part of my tutorial on the Shavian alphabet.


    (This was one of the most useful pictures I found for the entire tutorial, since the animal's shape usefully mimics the shape of the letters.)

  16. parabat4868 43 months ago | reply

    So very, very nice!

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