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Cait Hutnik, Photographer
California Giant Salamander
Creekside, 28-May-05
Rotting logs provide excellent habitat for a variety of forest dwellers.
Including the secretive California Giant Salamander.
Extremely large, Giants can reach lengths of 14 inches. (This one measured 8"+.)
Although this specimen appears quite harmless, never attempt to pick one up.
Giant Salamanders are aggressive when annoyed and have sharp teeth capable of inflicting a painful bite.
To learn more about this secretive salamander, visit the California Herps website.
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