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Old 16-08-2009, 05:51 PM
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Found this in my garden. Any ideas?



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Old 16-08-2009, 05:58 PM
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looks like an Alpine newt, where do you live?
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Old 16-08-2009, 06:03 PM
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Old 16-08-2009, 06:31 PM
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Could it be a great crested newt?
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Old 16-08-2009, 09:33 PM
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It is indeed a juvenile GCN and totally protected by law.
Look, don't touch and then leave it in peace.

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Old 16-08-2009, 10:00 PM
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it is indeed a juvenile gcn and totally protected by law.
Look, don't touch and then leave it in peace.

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Not an Alpine Newt? That's what another forum has said
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Old 16-08-2009, 11:14 PM
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Not an Alpine Newt? That's what another forum has said
Far to chunky to be an alpine plus the pattern is all wrong.

Plus it's a juvenile great crested newt.



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Old 17-08-2009, 01:46 PM
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Strange because the GCN has an orange and black mottled stomach and not orange like the picture, whereas a quick google image search would provide a picture like this
Alpine newt
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Old 17-08-2009, 02:31 PM
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Yes, seems definetly to be an Alpine Newt and beautiful indeed. According to the links below, I have a nice collection of lady Alpine Newts in my garden.

Caudata Culture Species Entry - Mesotriton (Triturus) alpestris

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