In all of the hyperbole surrounding Newt Gingrich's storming victory over Mitt Romney in South Carolina, little or no attention has so far been given to the slippery amphibian that bares the same name as the far Right Republican President wannabee.
Readers may therefore be somewhat surprised at the startling resemblance of one Newt to another;
is an aquatic
amphibian and is found in North America
The adult Newt has a lizard-like body and may be either fully aquatic, living permanently in the water, or semi-aquatic, living terrestrially but returning to the water each year to breed.
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