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    Newt's release

    Hi everyone
    Thanks for all the advice, help and comments on my recent Alpine newt rescue.
    The weather warmed up to over 60 F today and should stay that way for the next few days, so we thought it would be better to release "Newt" and give her time to find a good winter place to hibernate.
    I just didn't feel confident enough to be able to keep her alive through the winter.
    We went up to the forest and found a great place for her to be released. Here are the pics.
    Release site:

    Me, climbing down to the creek on my backside; it was steep and slippery(ps -- bad hair day):

    Bye "Newt"!

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    More pics

    Checking out her new home:

    Heading off:

    This looks like a good spot:

    Last pic:


    Farewell, little "Newt". I hope you have a long, happy, productive newt-life!
    Sniff, tear, sniff

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    Re: Newt's release

    Awww...she looked so big when you put her down. lol Good job, I hope she does well over the winter.
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    Re: Newt's release

    Thanks Marsha.
    I hope she does well too! With the current warm spell, hopefully she'll be OK finding a good hide-out for winter. I made sure she was well away from any foot-traffic, (as well as dusty cellars and spider webs) and close to the water, moss, rocks and dead leaves.
    Either way, she's way better off than she was Thursday morning! I'll take comfort in that and hope I did the right thing.

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    Re: Newt's release

    wow she is so pretty! I love newts =) I hope she lives a long happy life.

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    Re: Newt's release

    Thanks, Paige! She is a beauty and a tough little critter!
    Todays pics really showed the blue colors she has on her body. I think the color seems to change according to mood or something. She looked really reddish-brown before.
    There are more pics of her on my rescue thread here: Rescued something ID help

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    Re: Newt's release

    That's awesome!
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    Re: Newt's release

    Glad to see she is safely back in the woods, she had quite the experience.
    Thanks for the pictures too, it really enriches the thread!
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    Re: Newt's release

    she looks happy to be back home. Great job andrea i didnt know you where a rescuer too.

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    Re: Newt's release

    great story!
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