More Red Efts!

September 13, 2008 at 1:40 am 5 comments

The rain last weekend did not keep us from hiking Signal Knob, but it did keep me from taking my camera with me.  So all my shots on Signal Knob were courtesy of my LG enV.  That includes the super cool, almost phosphorescent-looking red eft.

As luck would have it my friend, Marty Martin from, got some delightful shots of his own when he encountered red efts in Botetourt County.  So here are some closer peaks at the Red-Spotted Newt in its terrestrial stage:

Red Eft (Photo by croakingtoad)

Red Eft (Photo by croakingtoad)

More of Marty’s Red Eft pictures can be found on his Flickr site.


Entry filed under: Hiking, newt.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Katie  |  September 13, 2008 at 7:54 am

    wow! These photos are great – and what a lucky hiking find. Both for you and for Marty.

  • 2. Marty  |  September 13, 2008 at 10:56 am

    They’re not that hard to find after a nice rain :o)

  • 3. geekhiker  |  September 13, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    Those pictures are cool! Wow, your birds, your newts… all the creatures seem so much more colorful back east…

  • 4. anne  |  September 14, 2008 at 4:35 am

    @ geekhiker They are not competing with the bright sunshine.

  • 5. anne  |  September 14, 2008 at 4:38 am

    @ Vicky What is the purple stuff in the first picture?


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