Newt mating season

A group of wild rough skinned newts are displayed in a glass container on the bank their pond on a hillside near Elkton in western Oregon on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The amphibious rough skinned newts are drawn to ponds for mating and egg laying in the spring. The body of the rough skinned newt contains a powerful toxin and the bright color of their underbellies is believed to be a warning sign for possible predators.