We saw this otter relaxing on a log in a beaver pond. We assumed he had just ate since he seemed quite sleepy and satisfied basking in the sun.
(Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis) Oregon Ensatina
Found in my backyard. Has 12 costal grooves that I can see and the constriction at the base of the tail. This guy also exudes the milky white substance on the tail. This would be an adult.
Utilized the following Herp. website:
Growing at the base of a Cal. Interior Live Oak.. Beautiful, but concerned it might spell the decline of the tree..