Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wonderful Wednesday: Giant Salamanders

Once I went to an aquarium in Asia and was surprised to find a pool full of "Hellbenders." Giant salamanders. And I mean GIANT. They can be up to five feet long. They're amazing creatures. In China, people say that they will make a call like a baby, trying to lure people into the swamps. Creepy.

Here's some info about the Japanese version:



And here is recent video from some researchers who say that the salamanders use their jaws to create suction to pull fish into their mouths.

Pretty neat!

More Wonderful Wednesday awaits.