Newt?

Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by Snorky85, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Snorky85

    Snorky85 Total Gardener

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2013
    Messages:
    1,722
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Accountant on a career break
    Location:
    Buckinghamshire
    Ratings:
    +4,515
    IMG_4649.JPG

    Just found this wee chap out my back door. Ran around shouting "there's a gecko outside!!!" "It'll freeze!" Then remembered what countr we were in and it's a newt. Ha ha. I also saw a couple of small slugs nearby so I'm hoping he will be eating those.
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • "M"

      "M" Total Gardener

      Joined:
      Aug 11, 2012
      Messages:
      18,616
      Location:
      The Garden of England
      Ratings:
      +31,867
      How lovely! Lucky, lucky you :thumbsup:
       
      • Agree Agree x 4
      • Friendly Friendly x 2
      • pete

        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

        Joined:
        Jan 9, 2005
        Messages:
        25,981
        Gender:
        Male
        Occupation:
        joinery
        Location:
        Mid Kent
        Ratings:
        +24,042
        Did he keep falling over?

        If so then yes it was a newt.

        Apparently they are always drunk.:biggrin:
         
        • Funny Funny x 5
        • Like Like x 1
        • Agree Agree x 1
        • Linz

          Linz Total Gardener

          Joined:
          Oct 7, 2015
          Messages:
          2,496
          Gender:
          Female
          Occupation:
          Prosperous Peasant
          Location:
          S.Wales
          Ratings:
          +6,157
          Cute! Haven't seen a newt for awhile :smile:
           
          • Friendly Friendly x 3
          • Gail_68

            Gail_68 Guest

            Ratings:
            +0
            • Like Like x 4
            • Snorky85

              Snorky85 Total Gardener

              Joined:
              Jul 7, 2013
              Messages:
              1,722
              Gender:
              Female
              Occupation:
              Accountant on a career break
              Location:
              Buckinghamshire
              Ratings:
              +4,515
              You can get a frog life app so u can record any sighting! Ha ha.

              I saw a little one october time and he was playing dead when i picked him up (i was cutting back the ladys mantle so didnt want to chop him). I'm wondering if its the same one but just got bigger.

              The pond just outside our house had conservation bods visit last year-something to do with newts but I wasnt about so dont know all the details.
               
              • Like Like x 1
              • Snorky85

                Snorky85 Total Gardener

                Joined:
                Jul 7, 2013
                Messages:
                1,722
                Gender:
                Female
                Occupation:
                Accountant on a career break
                Location:
                Buckinghamshire
                Ratings:
                +4,515
                He had come from the direction of the shed with my belgian beer stash....so highly likely! :Wino::thud:
                 
                • Funny Funny x 3
                • Like Like x 1
                • strongylodon

                  strongylodon Old Member

                  Joined:
                  Feb 12, 2006
                  Messages:
                  12,411
                  Gender:
                  Male
                  Occupation:
                  Retired
                  Location:
                  Wareham, Dorset
                  Ratings:
                  +17,366
                  Looks like a female Smooth Newt.:smile:
                   
                  • Informative Informative x 2
                  • Agree Agree x 1
                  • Scrungee

                    Scrungee Well known for it

                    Joined:
                    Dec 5, 2010
                    Messages:
                    14,001
                    Location:
                    Central England on heavy clay soil
                    Ratings:
                    +22,656
                    In my younger days Newts were plentiful in our garden and around local ponds/canals/etc., including Great Crested Newts.

                    In the fields around the local town, the pits and trenches dug for soil investigation purposes in connection with planned housing developments quickly filled with water and attracted many hundreds of them (including lots of Great Crested Newts).

                    They were still there when the contractors turned up and bulldozed them.
                     
                    • Informative Informative x 2
                    • Like Like x 1
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • strongylodon

                      strongylodon Old Member

                      Joined:
                      Feb 12, 2006
                      Messages:
                      12,411
                      Gender:
                      Male
                      Occupation:
                      Retired
                      Location:
                      Wareham, Dorset
                      Ratings:
                      +17,366
                      unfortunately they didn't have the same protected status that they have now.
                       
                      • Informative Informative x 1
                      Loading...

                      Share This Page

                      1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                        By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
                        Dismiss Notice