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Amphibians - Newts

NewtSo far we have not seen many newts - usually just a brief glimpse on moving a flowerpot, as it scurries away somewhere inaccessible.

This one was about 5cm, (2 inches) long.

Heron Eating Great Crested NewtThe first we knew we had Great Crested Newts was a Juvenile Heron spent 15 minutes learning how to swallow one outside the kitchen window. The Newt was fortunately dead quite quickly, but the difficulty in swallowing it gave us the chance to take this picture