Lewis Lubin found this unusual salamander. He wrote,
“My wife and I were removing jubata grass from around our spring box in a creek on our property in Annapolis. We came across this adult California Giant Salamander. It measured about nine inches long, and was incredibly beautiful.”
This salamander barks if disturbed. Here is a look at the entire salamander, photographed by Peter Baye:
They have a natural camouflage!
Thanks to Lewis and Peter for allowing me to share their photos with you here.
Fog has made a welcome appearance so it looks like our heat wave is coming to an end. Hooray!