Two individuals found under wood near Redwood Creek .
Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthopicta
Only the second time I've ever had one give me the whole defensive posture/white goo treatment.
Seen terrestrially moving upland from Stuart Creek in a mixed oak woodland at intermediate elevations of the Mayacamas Range.
Found two in valley under separate pine logs
Under log near creek.
Ensatina eschscholtzii (commonly known by its genus name, Ensatina) is a complex of plethodontid (lungless) salamanders found in coniferous forests, oak woodland and chaparral from British Columbia, through Washington, Oregon, across California (where all seven subspecies variations are located), all the way down to Baja California in Mexico.