Crossing road in the rain.
One of ten individuals we found tonight. Nine living, one DOR. The one in the second photo (with the injured tail) appears to be a female.
We saw a total of 10 of these this night. Amazing. Our guide referred to them as "the Rarest Salamander in California" Spectacular, rainy safari...
4 of 10, one DOR
One found in a rotten log
Found crawling on a friends driveway during a warm spell in January. Drumheller Springs with seasonal ponds is nearby.
Photo does not show the true color of olive yellow stripe on back.
Found a bunch of these metamorphs under logs right next to the lake. Garter snakes and water bugs definitely present, not to mention dry weather. Tough life for these guys.