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Friday, December 16, 2011

Eye of Newt

A rough skinned newt climbs on a mossy log in a forested area of the Coast Range mountains near Elkton, Ore., on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. The skin of the rough skinned newt produces a potent neurotoxin with no know antidote. The toxin is 10 times more poisonous than potassium cyanide. One newt contains about enough poison to kill 17 people.

I found this little guy this evening. He's actually pretty cute, just don't eat him.

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