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snot good enough for newts

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Category: Herpetofauna Native to the UK
Forum Name: Smooth Newt
Forum Description: Forum for all issues concerning Triturus vulgaris
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Topic: snot good enough for newts
Posted By: Liz Heard
Subject: snot good enough for newts
Date Posted: 14 May 2010 at 7:44pm
WARNING; do NOT read this TRUE STORY if easily DISGUSTED.

Earlier, i was lying on my belly on the patio gazing into my pond, face inches from the surface in my usual daily manner, when i felt a natrix-like need to void the foul contents of my left nostril.

not wanting to miss any newt activity by seeking a tissue, i decided on a more simple option.

i placed my index finger over the opposing nasal cavity and in true slob style, i blew hard successfully achieving "touchdown" of a white MUCUS "craft" on the surface.
where a female vulgaris was resting.

surprisingly, instead of bolting away shaken by the sudden bogey holocaust, she remained and shortly took a couple of mouthfuls.

i DID warn you.

shamefacedly, ben

Posted By: Liz Heard
Date Posted: 24 May 2010 at 4:31pm
ive since wondered if the newt mistook my "gold watch" for frogspawn.

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