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    Newts on John Nicholas Trail

    I saw newts seven times on the John Nicholas Trail yesterday. It's much wetter in the Santa Cruz coastal range than at lower elevations. The newts are hard to see and move slowly. Please ride carefully on John Nicholas.

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    I saved a huge banana slug's life at Skeggs last weekend..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
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    You are not supposed to lick them. So I hear.

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    mods please move this to the Newtist forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spindelatron View Post
    mods please move this to the Newtist forum
    Aww, man, it's only dudes over there.

    Gross.
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    I saw plenty of firebelly newts in the wet parts of Annadel on Saturday. It was really strange riding there after the fire...those newts were the ONLY wildlife we saw during the entire ride, other than some crows down by the lake. No sounds of birds, no spider webs, no bugs, no squirrels...nothing but newts.

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    Slow newts day I guess

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    ^^ As reported by Sal. A. Mander



    Newts are cool. They are somewhat poisonous, which helps them live 20+ years. And evidently they're in an evolutionary arms race with garter snakes. They tend to go back to the stream/pond where they born this time of the year to breed, which is why you can see hordes of them in the woods.
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    I saw Olivia newtin' John right on the trail in broad daylight. I can't wait for the girlfriends eye roles from these cool nature facts ^

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    Evolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
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    That looks a lot like Olivia. The harlot

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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC View Post
    Evolution
    More like forbidden love.



    Interesting article: https://news.stanford.edu/news/2008/...ts-031208.html
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    Newts on John Nicholas Trail





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    Quote Originally Posted by injected59 View Post




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    Sad what happened to Newt when they landed on Fiorina

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    Saw some wild turkeys on my ride today. Not as cool as Newts, but still pretty cool.

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    Turkeys are always a good sighting. And not to say I can top that...but I can top that. A couple nights ago on a Coyote Creek night ride I saw 7 deer, 5 skunks, 2 coyotes, and 2 big-ass boar. I think the last two winters have been good to the local wildlife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    Turkeys are always a good sighting. And not to say I can top that...but I can top that. A couple nights ago on a Coyote Creek night ride I saw 7 deer, 5 skunks, 2 coyotes, and 2 big-ass boar. I think the last two winters have been good to the local wildlife.
    If I saw a boar I don't think I'd stop to take a photo!

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    Yeah, they always trot off away from me, but I give them a LOT of respect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Aww, man, it's only dudes over there.

    Gross.
    This thread is very Punny!


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