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Eastren esk (Notophthalmus viridescens)
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Supercless: Tetrapoda
Cless: Amphibia
Subcless: Lissamphibia
Order: Caudata
Faimily: Salamandridae
Subfaimily: Pleurodelinae

An Esk is a wee ainimal, a kynd o salamander. Esks leeves in wairm kintras an in watter maist o the time. Thay are fand in North Americae, Europe, an North Asie.

Thair mither lays eggs an lea's thaim. Esks clecks frae thae eggs. Whan thay are young, thay win awa frae the watter for a year. Thay gang back in the watter for tae lay eggs. Thay than bide in watter for the lave o thair lifes. Esks haes a guid bit o pushion, an haes bricht colours for tae wairn ither ainimals.

The Watter Esk or Man-keeper (Lissotriton vulgaris)

The moss-lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is whiles cried the dry or heather esk.