Re: NANFA-- japanese giant salamanders

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:00:44 -0500

I didn't see that, but I've seen the two that the Buffalo, NY, Zoo has. They
are disturbingly large and scary looking, more so than hellbenders here. The
keepers said that the male (1.6 m long) is especially aggressive. I know
that I've never been charged by a salamander, but that would happen with
these beasties.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>Did anyone see the segment on Animal Planet the other night that featured
>Japanese giant salamanders? They had one that was five feet long! It was a
>hand full for it's keepers. It looked like it could give an alligator a run
>for it's money!
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