A Giant Salamander Out of Water
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.
A Hermit Crab With a Creepy Doll Head Shell
Crabs have soft abdomens which make them vulnerable to predators. So, in order to protect themselves, they search for a surrogate shell if they lose their own.
This hermit crab was spotted on a remote Pacific island hiding in a severed doll’s head. The crab was just in the process of hanging up its ‘Home Sweet Home’ sign.
Even though it is expected to see a crab following its natural survival instinct, it’s a little unsettling to see the claw/head combo on display here.