Life in the Animal World Can Get Weird

Nature is fantastic and life-affirming. It can also be extremely grotesque and disturbing at times.

A Giant Salamander Out of Water

Normally, the giant salamander steers clear of daytime activities and people.

The Japanese giant salamander is the second largest salamander in the world. Their preferred habitat is in rivers, where they can move a little more gracefully underwater. They are an impressive two meters (6.5 feet) in length.

This salamander was found enjoying the sun during a slow-paced stroll. However, he scared some folks and required a police escort back to his home in the Kamogawa River.