Photo of the Day #840: Red eft

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A red eft (Notophthalmus viridescens), photographed near High Point, New Jersey

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We see these frequently in the mountains of West Virginia. Very pretty, and fairly tame. Are they poisonous or distasteful, because you can see them from quite a distance?