Tiger salamanders are most active at night when the weather is cool and rainy, generally early March through mid-April. Individuals are usually traveling towards breeding ponds during this time. They might be seen around wetlands or woodland areas. During the day they spend their time in underground burrows or under logs. In the metro areas, they can be seen in window-wells or near watery areas. They range in size from six to eight inches in length and are usually black with yellow spots or stripes all over their body. Their status varies depending on the area of the country but they are listed as Endangered to Special Concern in different regions.