animalstown.com with video (01:35):
The newt is found naturally in North America, Europe and Asia and the newt is thought to be a subspecies of the salamander. There are thought to be around 15 different species of newt found throughout the Northern Hemisphere, and many of these newt species contain toxins in their skin which helps the newt to defend itself from predators. Certain species of the Pacific newt, found in North America are particularly toxic, with some of these newts containing enough toxin in their skin to kill an adult human. MORE...Howie P.S.: The word "slimy" comes to mind. BTW-What parent would give their offspring this name, given the description above?
Howie P.S.: Further research reveals Gingrich's "real" name is 'Newton.'