The children loved finding a couple of 'baby crocodiles' in a water trough on the farm which involved getting very muddy in the process!!
Facts: The smooth newt is grey-brown with an orange belly and neat black spots all over. In the breeding season males have a smooth crest running the full length of their body and tail.
Smooth newts eat insects, caterpillars, worms and slugs while on land and crustaceans, molluscs and tadpoles when in the water.