Wanted Eastern Spotted Newts


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I am hoping to introduce some Eastern Spotted Newts to my Northern Virginia backyard pond. Eastern Spotted Newts are native to the area, so I expect it is acceptable to introduce them.

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Tim
 
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Go to jersey turn over any down and dead tree rotting away and you'll find them
 
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Tim,
I would contact the Virginia DWR. They have centers all over your area and I am sure a biologist can assist.
awwww, Stephen; it would have been more entertaining to have him do a roadtrip; think of all the pics! On another note; can you visualize GB bringing home an armload of newts on his Hog? Whatcha think, @GBBUDD ?
 
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If you build/have built a hospitable habitat for them in your pond, you won't need to source newts. They will find you (just like all the other native critters that flock to our backyard ponds) I don't see the newts very often, but.... yes, they are there (and provide the occasional sighting which thrills me to no end!)
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Nice! Let me know if you have any to spare! I have been out searching all of our local water sources and no newts locally.
 

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The newts & salamanders are such shy little creatures my sightings are few & far between, but I know they're there. I hope some find you before too long. Beautiful pond!
 
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