Wednesday, March 3, 2010

California Newt

In the rainy season (which is now) these guys are meandering all over the trails in La Honda. They crawl on land as if they were in water - swimming freestyle. They eat slugs, among other things, and since we have an excess of slugs in the redwoods, newts are welcome. Plus, they look so goofy and friendly.
California newt (Taricha torosa)


  1. I love these guys, my brother and I used to have salamander races..

  2. I love photographing these guys. I'm glad they move fast on trails so I don't squish them.