Northwestern Salamander, 2011

At the time of the photo, I'd been living here at the west end of the gorge 8 years and this was only the second time I'd seen one of these guys, which is apparently to be expected, it's called a northwestern salamander and usually keeps to cool, damp, and not so bright areas as my driveway.  I've now seen one more; next in this documentation sequence is the medium sized beetle of which I've also only seen two or three in my, now twelve years, here at Kahnaway.