Finally found one of these in Cali, found a few last year in Phoenix and looked for them in Ocotillo before but this was the first one officially found. In a crack of wall where wall meets ground, was able to catch for a voucher. I'm sure there were more but due to wind we did not look long.
We ran into a few other cars cruising for Amphibs as well and they had just seen a tiger salamander hit on the road so we went to check it out and sure enough it had been hit multiple times, what a bummer we did not find any live ones but we had to get home with the kids. Still not a bad night.
The conditions seemed right so I was hoping to find a tiger salamander and sure enough as soon as I parked by the pond I found this skinny little guy staring back at me. 2 years in a row finding live tigers at the same place, the population must be healthy.
First one of these found in AZ while visiting my parents and niece/nephew at AZ grand resort, found in an underground sprinkler box, cute little guy the kids were stoked to see it. Found a few more but only one we photographed.
Acorn in its mouth. Two blacks and a grey snarfing up the acorns in a patch of native oaks.
Seeking to document observations of non-native introduced species outside of their original homelands. Observations must be of organisms that were introduced to an area by humans recently (established populations of introduced species are okay), not natural shifts in range, or migrations.