I was lucky to be able to go out with some researchers studying Santa Cruz Long-toeds and California Tiger salamanders this weekend.
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.