In situ- as found.
This California Tiger Salamander was in a drain right outside my front door. I live on a 65 acre cattle ranch 2 miles from town (Livermore, CA)
This is a threatened species, so again, I don't think it's something we could just go find on our own. And, you know, stupid Ambystomas and their underground ways. However, the docent said they migrate to the pools on moonless winter nights, so maybe it's worth a night drive...