Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekly Top Shot
















We spotted this little guy in the pasture following a heavy rain and herded it out of harms way into some taller weeds by the fenceline
The red eft ~ the terrestrial juvenile stage of the red spotted newt
Beginning as a tadpole, the newt then lives for 2 to 3 years in this beautiful bright orange stage
As an adult, it turns green with red spots and once again takes to the water

Joining The View From Right Here for Weekly Top Shot

9 comments:

  1. What a beautiful little creature.

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  2. I don't think I have ever seen one of these - beautiful colors! And very interesting life cycle!

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  3. He's so cute. Way to keep your eyes out.

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  4. I'm not familiar with this "bright" little creature....great photo.

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  5. A beauty! I always love seeing these guys!

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  6. Something new to me. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. Amazing! I love lizards of all kinds and colors, but rarely see any here. So this is an amphibian rather than a reptile, I guess. Whatever ....it is a delightful color!

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  8. Wow, the time has flown by, I can't believe it's Wednesday already... I've been outside painting the house everyday, all day! Love your entry, thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #40!

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