NANFA-- Sally Manders :)

Traci Mount (
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 15:58:26 -0500

The first report of what may be a giant mudpuppy comes from Scippo Creek in
Ohio (a tributary of the Scioto River). In the early 1800s, settlers there
saw a number of animals, measuring between 6 and 7 feet in length, that were
pink in color. These pink, water-dwelling lizards had moose-like horns.
Sometime around 1820, a drought struck the area, drying up numerous streams
and creating brush fires which destroyed the local ecology even further. It
is generally believed that the animals, whatever they were, were wiped out
in these two disasters.

They have been seen in other places up to 1975, I think I'll go find one. (I
want one)

Traci Mount
Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2003 23:24:33 EST
Subject: NANFA-- giant antlered salamaders

Does anyone remember the story about the giant salamanders in Ohio that were
killed by a forest fire 150 years ago or so?

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