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Triturus cristatus in garden pond

This is a discussion on Triturus cristatus in garden pond within the Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. forums, part of the Species, Genus & Family Discussions category; I took this photo by torchlight the other night of a pair of great crested newts back in one of ...

Eurasian Newts (Triturus, former Triturus, Calotriton & Euproctus).. Triturus and its relatives (Ichthyosaura/Mesotriton, Lissotriton, and Ommatotriton) are a diverse and widespread group of newts. While mainly European, several species can be found in the Near and Middle East. Euproctus, the brook newts, are confined to Corsica and Sardinia.

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I took this photo by torchlight the other night of a pair of great crested newts back in one of my garden ponds. first return was spotted around the 7th of January
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Wish we had crested newts on this side of the pond.Click the image to open in full size.
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wonderful! and yes I do indeed wish we had them here! what other species comes to your garden?
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As well as the T cristatus I have T vulgaris and T helveticus in my garden ponds.

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more pics morg!! please...i love helveticus...iŽd love to see how the english variant looks like. And more of those cristatus would aso be amazing.
btw...congrats for having such a cool piece of nature in your own house.
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Its icy and snowing here at present, but I will try get some pics of newt action in my ponds as soon as the weather improves
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Just as an update to my original post.
First crested eggs of this year were found in my ponds this morning Click the image to open in full size.
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That's amazing Morg! nice to see the pictures too.
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Morg- did you get my email the other day?
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Hello Caleb
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If only I had a pond.
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