GUESS what Thomas Swan found under his wheelie bin?

It may look like a mini dinosaur, but it is actually a great crested newt!

He was surprised to see the creature outside his home at Stoke Prior, near Leominster.

According to the Wildlife Trusts, the great crested newt, with its prominent, wavy crest, is also known as the 'warty newt'.

Newts are amphibians and spend part of their lives in water (breathing with gills) and part of their lives on land (breathing with lungs).

They are cold-blooded, which means they are the same temperature as the water or air around them.

They grow up to 17cm long and are normally found in clean ponds during the breeding season... not wheelie bins!