Question by  yvalentine05 (17)

What exactly are pond newts?

Someone told me there were a lot of these in my pond.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

Pond newts are water-breeding salamanders. In late winter, the adults migrate to the pond for breeding, then most will migrate back to wooded areas in the late fall. They feed on snails and insects,including mosquito larvae, so they are considered a beneficial amphibian. Males are smooth-skinned, while females are smaller, reddish-brown with rough skin.


Answer by  vietnamgirls (1177)

Tadpoles and small salamanders that are found in ponds, puddles and mud are commonly referred to as pond newts. Usually you will see many newts during the period between March and July when they return to the pond to mate and lay eggs


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

They are amphibious creatures that belong to the salamander family and are attracted to ponds where they breed and lay their eggs. Their skin needs to be kept moist and they look like little lizards. If your pond has fish, the fish will eat them when they hatch from eggs, but they can co-exist with frogs.


Answer by  Timberlando (14)

Pond Newts are little amphibians that look alot like salamanders. Other animals feed off newts like birds and bigger fish. They like to live in little weeds in the water.

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