A rough-skinned newt pauses while crossing a country road near Elkton, Ore., on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The rough-skinned newt produces a particularly potent form of toxin. It's been reported that one rough-skinned newt contains enough toxin to kill 17 people if it were to be evenly divided and eaten. The rough-skinned newt is found in primarily coastal areas of western North America from central California to Alaska.
Yes, I moved him/her to the side of the road after taking a few pictures. Anyone who has been watching my blog for a while will notice I seem so shoot a lot of critters crossing this road. It's just in my nature to look for creatures while I'm driving. Maybe someday I'll get a shot of bigfoot on the road.