Hunt for endangered species

A WILDLIFE group is appealing for residents to be on the lookout for a rare newt in a bid to save it from extinction.

A WILDLIFE group is appealing for residents to be on the lookout for a rare newt in a bid to save it from extinction.

The Devon Reptile and Amphibian Group are looking for the Great Crested Newt, which grow up to 17 cm long and are dark brown to black in colour with a warty appearance.

Nicky Green, Chair of the Devon Reptile and Amphibian Group said: “(they) are thought to be virtually extinct in Devon.

“However, there have been new recorded sightings across the county, which suggest that there are more of them out there than previously thought.”

Please contact Julia.clark_DRAG@hotmail.co.uk