Long-Tailed Salamander

 

 
4"-8" long, has a slender tail which is much longer than the slender body.  Variation in color, but typically yellow to bright red-orange, with scattered black spots which are heaviest on sides, and bars or herring-bone pattern on tail.  This is a streamside salamander.  Occasionally ventures out on the forest floor in search of prey, especially during warm, rainy weather.  Eggs are laid in underground crevices within or near streams or springs.