Re: Newts in Fort Worth?

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Posted by MistyDaze on September 09, 2000 at 12:26:24:

In Reply to: Newts in Fort Worth? posted by Rob Belcher on July 06, 2000 at 22:12:25:

: I recently moved to Fort Worth and there are lots of little newt-like critters that come out at night and are on the front of my house. They are probably 2-4 inches long, kind of opaque light beige skin with a touch of pink, the tail seems to be lightly striped.

: The closest river is several miles away. I do not know anything about amphibians. Does anyone know what these are? They have very black eyes that you can almost see through their light skin. Please email me at if you can give me any info. on these critters. Thanks, Rob

I have the same critters at MY house in Austin. In addition to your description, they have flat heads with the eyes on top, and their body is rather flat so that the legs and feet are close to the ground rather than raised. Just saw them the first time this summer after putting in loads of dirt in my back yard. I came to this forum looking for the answer to what they were. They are cute when little, but keep coming into my house as they are on the door, under the porch light feeding on insects. I love them outdoors...but not in my house. Hope they don't grow larger than the 2 inches I have seen.

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