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Non-breeding Newt

Observed: 13th March 2009 By: orchid_b
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Description:

Newt found inside house walking across the kitchen floor one evening. All the newts I have found outside and in the pond are Palmate, so I am guessing this is. But it doesn't seem to have a diagnostic orange stripe along the back.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Smooth Newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) interacts

Comments

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smooth/palmate

Thanks. I had this i/d locally as Palmate, and I was a bit suspicious. That would be a first in the garden - house in fact - for me. I'll send it in again. None in the pond yet, interestingly, just Palmate.

Jamie from Briantspuddle