A Rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa) in Big Basin State Park, California. Photo by: Rhett A. Butler, 2007.
This species is known for its poison, tetrodotoxin, a strong toxin that causes paralysis and death in predators. However some species of garter snake can consume this newt without ill affect, suggesting co-evolution between the species.
To see more photos from California’s oldest State Park, Big Basin: California’s Big Basin.