Was seen in a small pool of water. In very low water level in El Corte De Madera Creek. Just below the bridge recently constructed on the Methuselah Trail. It is obviously quite large even as viewed underwater.
Video of location
Found in a muddy area in Gerbode Valley in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It was about as long as my hand (16-18 cm).
Giant pacific salamander
This larvae was sitting in the Cave Gulch creek, meters before the water disappears into limestone karst. My apologies for the bigfootesque underwater photography.
found on night hike in redwood forest, Samuel P Taylor SP