Friday, September 10, 2010

That’s Eft Not Elf

An Eastern Newt Salamander (Notophthalmus Viridescens) in its Red Eft stage, as seen in our dooryard this morning. Chuck provided assistance by holding back the greenery and adding a sense of scale. Thanks Chuck!


Ms Brown Mouse said...

adorable, and so wee!

Pink Granite said...

But that bright color really catches your eye. It just takes a couple of seconds to focus and figure out what the little creature is!

Sue said...

Gorgeous!! It's so tiny and so pretty and I've never seen a salamander before! Thanks X

Roo said...

Hey I had one a s a kid, we called it "Tiny"... well it was "my newt".......... ;0)