Smooth Newt

Traitorous vulgaris

An animal active throughout the spring and summer, it hibernates between March and September.

Active at night when it is found hunting through ground vegetation and leaf litter.

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When to see

An animal active throughout the spring and summer, it hibernates between March and September. Active at night when it is found hunting through ground vegetation and leaf litter.

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Where to see

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.

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Did you know?

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.

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When to see

An animal active throughout the spring and summer, it hibernates between March and September. Active at night when it is found hunting through ground vegetation and leaf litter.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.

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Did you know?

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.

Binoculars Icon Blue
When to see

An animal active throughout the spring and summer, it hibernates between March and September. Active at night when it is found hunting through ground vegetation and leaf litter.

Map Icon Blue
Where to see

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.

Book Icon Blue
Did you know?

Strangely amongst amphibians where males are usually smaller than the egg-laying females, smooth newt males are, on average, larger than females.