What was this little thing, Newt, Salamander, Mud Puppy?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. I just found a really cute and beautiful looking but sadly, deceased little creature out near where my hose is and it's wet and lightly muddy.
    It's about 5" long from nose to tip of tail, and solid black with two rows of white spots, each row starting at the eye and joining in a single row down the tail.
    Poor little thing [​IMG] Who knows what it died from, it's body is completely intact.
    Does anyone have any idea what it was? I've never seen one before. And no I haven't touched it with bare hands, ick [​IMG]
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Sounds like a salamander from your description.
  3. Epona142

    Epona142 Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    Bedias, TX
  4. birdsofparadise

    birdsofparadise Songster

    Nov 15, 2008
    North Kohala, Hawaii
    Sounds like a newt to me. In late Fall, they look for soft, moist dirt to bury into to hibernate for the winter. My raised daffodil bed was always a favorite. This poor guy probably didnʻt find a place to bed down before the dropping temps got him one night.

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