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    Posted: 21 Jul 2004 at 10:37pm

My daughter and I turned over a brick in our garden (Kent) and found a creature which looked to me like a salamander. It was very dark, almost black, with a warty appearance but no other coloured markings. I would guess the length to be 10-12 cm. The head was quite blunt-looking and the legs stuck out sideways rather than being held under the body. At first I was not sure if it was alive but I touched it gently with a stick and it did move before gently ambling away under another piece of brick.

Do we have salamanders in England, could this be one?

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Thanks for that link, I'm pretty sure it was a crested newt in the land-living form.

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Yes I am interested !

If you want to email me privately I would be very pleased to include the record on the county database. I can also send you a distribution map and give you some pointers as to where the newt may have come from.

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Aha! Just checked my email and found that you have already sent me an email via RG... It's been a busy week!

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