Juvenile Aneides are tough, but here are my reasons:
* toe tips are not enlarged or squared off
* bases of the limbs have pale yellow markings, a trait mentioned in Stebbins
* in a very moist mixed redwood / tanoak forest, at most 50 m from running water
34 ravens began grooming and calling from utility poles and lines, the numbers dwindled to 10, and rapidly increased to around 94. Ravens came and went, vocalized, and groomed.
That's a big octopus. I had the good fortune to watch this guy emerge from its refuge and slink across the pool. As I was watching its tentacles disappear, I heard a thrashing from the next pool over. I hopped up to check it out and saw the octopus was killing a pretty sizable fish. I thought I was recording video of the whole things and felt pretty awesome about it, but then realized I had forgotten to hit record. Le sigh.