Only the second time I've ever had one give me the whole defensive posture/white goo treatment.
orange newt in a cave- possibly Taricha torosa sierrae - Sierra Newt
Female guarding eggs.
Found under a log .
Under a large piece of plywood in coast live oak riparian woodland.
I found this Ensatina beneath quite a large tree branch, up the hillside of a creek. He wasn't quick to move too far. His body was a brown tan color.
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.