Large, fat and fisty. Mottled pattern on back, grayish underbelly. BITES! About 7-8 inches long.
4 front toes, 5 back, long and pointy
Gold flakes along the back
Spotted on the Purisima Creek Trail.
Adult Aquatic morph... perhaps a
Cope's giant salamander?
Found during a culvert replacement project.
Larva. South Fork, Fall Creek, below lime kilns
in Etna Creek