SUPER SURPRISE THURSDAY #48
We’re hoping on a plane to the woods of Northern California. We have our backpacks and walking sticks ready and we’re looking for a tiny amphibian! Tread carefully and look closely because we’re off to meet…
MEET THE CALIFORNIA NEWT!
Diet: Carnivore: invertebrates
Conservation Status: common
- California newts have rough warty bodies.
- They are brown-red on the top and yellow-orange on their bellies.
- California newts are also called the orange bellied newt.
- They are nocturnal (active at night).
- California newts mass migrate during breeding season.
- California newts are very poisonous. They secrete a toxin through their skin for defense.
Amphibians are so awesome! And California newts are so small and cute! These amphibians are best to observe and not touch though; you don’t want to mess with their toxic skin!