Newt York City

In West Virginia, we found a city.  A city of newts.

Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens)

We named it…Newt York City.

The denizens of Newt York City.

Newt York City, West Virginia.

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The denizens of Newt York City are notoriously unfriendly.

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Fuh-getta ’bout it

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See yuh later

These are all juveniles of the Eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), so I must’ve stumbled on a nesting aggregation.  They larvae aggregate just prior to metamorphosis.

IMG_4348 IMG_4365Nonetheless, this is the largest number of newts I’ve ever seen in one place.  A metropolis, if you will. IMG_4381 IMG_4383 IMG_4400

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