Took this at a field workshop
With USFWS and CDFW permits performing mitigation site monitoring
This guy was huge! And unfortunately dead from the mark near its neck no doubt. I included my hand for scale which I've measured is 8"
I was lucky to be able to go out with some researchers studying Santa Cruz Long-toeds and California Tiger salamanders this weekend. This was one of the larger males we encountered. A real beauty.
DOR. Only one we found tonight.
See two in Alameda County crossing a road in the rain .
One of two target lifers for me this night. Had both within minutes.
The second photo is the record photo. The first I'm only including because I'd rather my lifelist on iNat not show a depressing mangled corpse.
Crossing the road in rainy weather . From past files .
Crossing the road at night in the rain .
Under a wire fence
This species hybridizes with A. malvortium in this area and hybrids cannot reliably be distinguished visually.
On Hwy 25 near Dry Lake