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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 3rd April, 2020)

Newt


Newt
A male common or smooth newt in our garden pond.

Photo: David Long  (Sony RX10 Mk3)
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Comment by: Mick on 3rd April 2020 at 06:57

I wish my pond had newts in it

Comment by: DTease on 3rd April 2020 at 08:58

“For the meek shall inherit the earth”
Your time is coming little friend.

Comment by: Pw on 3rd April 2020 at 10:11

Very nice to see one, not seen one for years.They used to be very common.

Comment by: peebee on 3rd April 2020 at 11:17

"For the meek shall inherit the earth"..........but not the mineral rights ( some ones qoute)

Comment by: Roy on 3rd April 2020 at 11:41

Good one David, I'm like Pw, not seen one for ages. Msg for you on yesterdays P-a-D.

Comment by: Poet on 3rd April 2020 at 12:46

I wonder if newt sightings are directly proportional to the number of times one messes about knee deep in farm ponds.

Comment by: DTease on 3rd April 2020 at 14:15

Poet, the sightings of newts is proportional to the partaking of alcoholic beverages by the general population. Hence the saying "As P----d as a newt"

Comment by: Poet on 3rd April 2020 at 17:58

Quite so DTease, then most often seen in pairs I believe.

Comment by: lock lass on 5th April 2020 at 20:44

We have had a pond in our garden for 30-years and never seen a newt - UNTIL TODAY !!!! My OH cleaned the old Belfast sink out last week that is at one end of the pond so it's now empty but this morning a little newt was in the bottom of the sink trying to clamber up the side which it couldn't so we helped it along with a fish net and now it is hopefully happy in the pond.
What a lovely find. Lovely photo David.

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