Red newt.

Red Newt eating an earthworm along the Boogerman Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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munroitis

munroitis - May 20, 2006 8:33 pm - Hasn't voted

Scary

With a colour scheme like that it certainly says keep clear.

BobSmith

BobSmith - May 21, 2006 1:12 pm - Hasn't voted

Bright.

I see these little fellows from time to time in the Park. I've picked them up, so apparently there's nothing toxic about them, at all. Hard to say why they ended up so brightly colored.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 1, 2008 12:26 pm - Voted 10/10

I like it !

From my viewpoint, a creature that eats worms is always a friend of mine. Yes, it's true that bright colours can be warning signs. I need to venture out into the desert, and (somehow) get a photo of a Gila Monster. They are really poisonous, but awesome!!! Cheers!

BobSmith

BobSmith - Jan 1, 2008 12:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: I like it !

The morning was cool and that newt was extremely sluggish. I think he'd probably latched onto that worm the evening before and was waiting for the sun to warm the forest.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jan 1, 2008 1:36 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome ...

I don't blame the newt one bit! When I eat a meal, I prefer a warm place like a pickup truck or someplace with a heater cranked up!

woodsxc

woodsxc - Oct 3, 2008 1:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Sweet!

That's awesome! How did you find the little guy? The coloring helps them hide in the leaves and scare off predators.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Oct 4, 2008 4:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sweet!

He was easy to see, as he'd nailed that earthworm in the middle of the trail.

Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Nov 17, 2008 6:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Hey!

Looks familiar! :- )

BobSmith

BobSmith - Nov 17, 2008 9:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hey!

Maybe it was the same one!

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