Well hello there!
This is one of many Newts spotted by my son who has a keen & watchful eye for these prehistoric looking amphibians.
Just hanging in the pond.
I say hanging as they just float in the depths of the pond,sometimes attaching themselves to the pond weed.
Motionless for a while then a quick dart & flash of the tail & he is off to another quiet spot.
The newts don't live all year round in the pond as I originally thought,they come out of the water after breeding & I have often found them happily living in the vegetable garden,living on the worms 🐛 & beetles.
Occasionally when digging up new potatoes! 🥔 hence am now VERY cautious when harvesting the spuds!
It's been a great weekend for wildlife spotting,have you had any finds now the warmer weather is with us? 😉💚🦎💚🦎💚🦎💚🦎💚👀 #newts#pondlife#gardenwildlifeuk#britishwildlife#bbcspringwatch#herpetology#herpsofinstagram#matingseason#uk_wildlife_images
I found this huge adult bull snake (Pituophis catinefer sayi) in an old abandoned barn in the panhandle of Texas. They prefer open, sandy fields or grasslands and have a diet that consists of mainly rodents. As you can see from his posture, this guy was NOT happy to see me.
These are the same species, how neat is that? They can change color to better camouflage in their surroundings. I wish I could also do that so I would never be approached by strangers. Pseudacris regilla, Pacific Tree Frog and thanks for the ID help @bl00d_pact_scout