I recently found a place that carries some golden newts but i'm not sure what i should do. In California, it is apparently illegal to involve these newts in the pet trade. Plus, the place has no idea what they really are (aside from their name). So, should I buy them and risk the penalty to save them from whatever these people may have in store for them, or just let it go? I don't have much recent experience with newts (my uncle and i used to observe them in the wild when i was a kid, and he had one at his house that i used to help take care of), but i think i could take it on with the plethora of knowledge this site offers. What should i do? Thanks for your time and input.