I will add the location soon.
Found in the backyard. Yellow tan spots on tail and underside. Smaller than the salamanders we usually find.
In it's larval form (water dog).
Seen in garden after heavy rains.
I found dozens of larval salamanders in a small pond located within a sedge-dominated wetland complex. Elevation was 10,500 feet near Geyser Pass.
The barred tiger salamander or western tiger salamander (Ambystoma mavortium) is a species of mole salamander found from southwestern Canada in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, south through the western United States to Texas and northern Mexico.