Newt and American Bullfrog


Kiley Briggs forwarded this.  It is not our newt.  It looks like a Rough-skinned Newt from out west.  They are more toxic than our Eastern Newts.

Matt Gorton and I were doing some herp survey in Fairfax yesterday.  We saw scores of recently metamorphosed Pickerel Frogs, a single young Spring Peeper, and a few young Wood Frogs as well as Northern Dusky, Northern Two-lined, and Eastern Red-backed Salamanders, Eastern Newts, Green Frogs, and Common Gartersnakes.  Our target species were Spring Salamander and American Bullfrog for Fairfax, but we did not locate either of those two.


Kiley > Got a kick out of this:

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