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John R. View Drop Down
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    Posted: 16 Apr 2015 at 12:46pm
Hi.
We live in Surrey and my daughter found this today under a log, can you please tell me what it is?

Thanks.

John
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote will Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Apr 2015 at 6:42pm
Hi - it's a young smooth / palmate newt.  I'd go for palmate on balance but not 100% convinced!
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Thanks for the info.
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Looks more like a Smooth Newt - the orange dorsal stripe is short and starts on the head.
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