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The older generation despises the younger generation for not valuing their opinions, while the younger generation detests the older generation for not keeping pace with recent technological advances. In short, the older generation have the money and time to go backpacking to a new country every month but no energy to endure the journey, whereas the younger generation have the energy and the time to go backpacking to a new country every month but no money to sustain these trips. but what about hostel living and eating off wild mushrooms every day...argh... I am making a point here; can you not interrupt please. Thank you. What was I going to talk about...oh yes..

Based on what life stage you are, you will react differently to situations you come across in life. During my newt patrols, whenever I see a live Pacific Newt (which is a rare event) I rush to rescue it. But as soon as I get closer, their responses are usually dictated by which life stage they are at.

Older newts will freeze on seeing a weird human running towards it. It knows by seeing my Nikes which have cost several kids their childhood across the world, that I am up to no good and can run faster than it can. Pacific newts are not the fastest of creatures, hence the best strategy is to lie motionless and hope the predator loses interest and moves along.


Even after lifting it, it continues to pretend that there is nothing to see here. You are not fooling anyone with that intense breathing.


Juveniles on the other hand, will make a dash to the finish line as soon as you get closer. So much energy, I remember those days when I would sip a dozen of Capri Suns with the included plastic straws in one sitting and suffer from a hangover for the next few hours.


What is one common theme between an obsessive stalker and this juvenile newt?

Both follow the quote "There is no failure except in no longer trying." religiously.

Below is the juvenile showing an example of the same.


And embryos just have to act cute, so that predators don't eat it. Below is a bunch of newt embryos being developed inside the cluster of eggs under water.


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