California Newt


Interesting little critters. They're usually hard to see because they blend in so well with their surroundings. They are highly toxic. Read more about them here.

Comments

queen of chique said…
personally, lizards freak me out?? what do i wanna see? hmm..could you please upload a pic of a neaby high school? or perhaps a huge old house? i love huge old houses =)
Jim said…
Looks like a piece of candy. You know the rubber type things. Maybe a gummi lizard.
Anonymous said…
Highly toxic, huh? So does that mean one shouldn't touch a newt? Or one simply shouldn't chew on a newt? No gummi lizard for me, thanks.
Keith said…
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.

Newts secrete the toxin through their skin. I'm guessing different people would have different levels of reaction to exposure but you want to avoid getting the toxin in you such as through cuts in your skin. You definitely don't want to eat one. The toxin can be strong enough to kill a human. If you do touch one, wash your hands right away.

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