Saturday, March 5, 2011

Save the Snot Otter

Formally known as hellbenders, which is not much better from a 
public-relations standpoint, snot otters are giant, slimy 
salamanders that lurk under big rocks at the bottoms of pristine 
streams in the Ozark and Appalachian mountains. The nocturnal, 
mud-colored, prehistoric amphibians look a bit like eels with 
stubby legs and can grow to be two feet long.

Snotty the official Snot Otter mascot

Not a Photoshopped image...
This is the Giant Japanese Salamander.
It can grow to five feet in length.

Here's a movie about their mating woes...