RE: NANFA-- Sally Manders :)

Crail, Todd (
Fri, 3 Jan 2003 16:22:28 -0500

"SOUS? Salamanders of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist.

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From: Traci Mount
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2003 3:58 PM
Subject: NANFA-- Sally Manders :)

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)
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