Hi. Can anyone identify this.
I think it's some kind of newt. I just found it in the garden. Strange really as we have no pond and nor do neighbours.
The nearest pond is in the park that is 2km away.
**Females can also have a thin orange stripe along the centre of the back.** This was extracted from a website on Great Crested newts by Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group (SARG)
2013 photos & vids here
eff37 on Flickr
Hi. An update on this (over 1 year later).
Back in August 2020 when I stopped the overgrown shrubbery clearance I cut into 4 an old fence post and laid 2 of them on the ground in 2 areas close to where I found the newt.
I returned to the property earlier this month (October 2021) to finally clear the overgrown area.
I was quite chuffed to see that under both of the 2 fence post pieces there was a small newt hiding out in both (one in the gap I had cut and one was just under the 2 "logs".
So I was able to move them to a better area of the garden where I have created a better log/wood stick pile from a dead tree and also last summer I dug a hole under a shady area and made a small "hibernacula" incorporating a shop bought Frogilo and plant pot "mini caves" (though I can´t know what´s in there as I would have to destroy it somewhat to have a look).
Anyway, here´s one of the newts that was hiding out under the 2 logs when I went to take a look. I don´t know if it´s related to the Great Crested Newt from lads summer.
Either way it´s a RESULT for the nature garden.
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