God’s Stuff: Red Eft

How about some of God’s stuff, instead of man’s?

Red efts are immature Eastern newts. They live on land instead of in the water. When they grow up, they turn green and head for the nearest pond.

I can’t think of any other animal clad in this vermilion shade, and I’ve never seen video that quite fully captures the brilliance of this color. The eft can afford to be conspicuous: any animal that eats one has poisoned itself. Like toads, efts’ skin is full of toxic chemicals.

It’s easy enough to refraid from eating them; and we can enjoy their gorgeous color to our hearts’ content.

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