Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Winter Guest

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There was great excitement when I got home from climbing last night. It was raining but as I put Toulouse away I thought I should take out the rubbish for the bin men, in case they came early in the morning. And as I looked down at the hose by the base of the bin I found this little chappie! I was so surprised! A little research this morning and I suggest that it is a smooth newt. I am pleased to find they particularly like eating snails and I hope slugs, and shelter under logs in cold weather. I have a winter guest it seems.

1 comment:

laughing magpie said...

What a beautiful creature. I hope it stays safely through the winter.

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