Re: NANFA-- Check out Giant Mudpuppies?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 11:14:16 -0400

> >>Is there a North American giant salamander not known to science,......
>don't know about cave dwelling ones but i almost stepped on a greater siren
>in a south georgia stream once and when it moved, i thought i'd was gonna
>be eaten by an alligator....didn't realize what it was until i was on the
>way back down.
>it disappeared into the depths before i touched down.
>also saw some kind of large salamander in a stream near Lake Winfield Scott
>in north Georgia. i was about 13 or so at the time and i remember it
>being around 2 or so feet long and *very* fast.....
I always underestimate sirens, they can exceed 1.5 meters. But they're more
elongated, as opposed to the mudpuppies/hellbenders that look threatening in
a very primitive way.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL

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