Found 2 newts in a shallow pond with slow moving water (Cascade Picnic Area). I think they might be juveniles.... they seemed to be stumbling all over each other svc not very sure of themselves. Not sure if they could see?? This is one of the two.
Or possibly Taricha torosa?
Species of concern in this region
Two adults w/aquatic-phase tails, walking near creek headwater which was not flowing, although we had about 1/4" of rain last night. Both photographed.
The California newt or orange-bellied newt, with scientific name Taricha torosa, is a newt found mainly in California, Western North America.