Observed on a trail adjacent to stream, in redwood forest during rain.
Two of 5 seen this day.
Saw three larvae in creek (2 pictured). All 3 were about 1.5" snout to vent.
Approx 6" in length
Creek pooling, not flowing. About 2.5" snout to vent (from what I could see).
large coastal giant salamander attempting to eat a smaller giant coastal salamander which is clamped onto the larger ones front leg
A not-so-giant giant salamander
Larval California Giant Salamander hidden among the aquatic rocks in Armstrong Woods State Reserve. It was found by scanning all of the crevices in the rocks in a clear, shallow pool with my binoculars. This photo was taken from closer to the creek as the salamander slowly moved out of its retreat.