Jan 21, 2008

Appreciation for the Size

This photo gives you an appreciation for the size of the Giant Chinese Salamander. These massive amphibians predate the T Rex and are (surprise?) endangered.

I demand that a plush Giant Chinese Salamander toy be made, life-sized (sherbert-colored, but lead-free). My kids would love to romp around on one.


Photo source: (Nick Lindsay / ZSL / Handout / Reuters) via Yahoo! Photos

6 comments:

Kyr said...

I'd buy a plush one! I'd also happily play with a real one... wonder how heavy the critter is?

danielle lea said...

that is so cool!

Kritter said...

I'd buy a plush one, too! And the profits should go to a Save-the-Chinese-Salamanders thing! I love these guys--I saw a Japanese giant salamander on a tv show and it was fierce! The scientists were showing it to a group of schoolchildren and it looked like it just wanted to take somebody's leg off.

Nebulous Grey said...

I'm pretty sure I've seen life-size plushies very similar to this...
I think they're out there. :)

k said...

Is that an albino one? I thought those guys were typically dark brown ... Or is that only the Hellbenders?

Kathleen said...

it is so cute! Look at its little toesies!