Thursday, December 31, 2009

Japanese Giants



I know I've written about this subject before, but I thought this video was particularly interesting. I've always been fascinated by Japanese giant salamanders. Perhaps it's because North America's only giant salamanders can be found in the mountains where I lived as a kid. The Appalachian Mountain salamanders are called hellbenders, which has to be the greatest name ever given to a creature. Sadly, thanks to pollution, they may not be around much longer.

12 Comments:

Anonymous gymnast20 said...

ugh i hate it when nature is ruined its so beautiful but it gets destroyed to build so many big cities :/

9:20 AM  
Anonymous True_Dragon_Master said...

Several animal species go exctinct each day. I is a nice change for us to save some of them

10:49 AM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

It is so sad when man-made things destroy ecosystems and the animals living in them:(

12:34 PM  
Blogger Rileydog said...

In case my last comment didnt post, I think its so sad when humans destroy the habitats of endangered species:(

12:35 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

Ugh. Isn't that typical. Scientists captured one. As phase 3 we should come with ideas to save the salamanders. Hey! Here's an idea. Okay, this starts as soon as possible. How would you feel if you were that salamander? Okay. Make your family recycle. I know, I know. Doesn't sound like much but if you get your family to recycle then they'll be doing something that you said (or asked) to do. If they say no, haul soda cans up to the recycling company and come back with money! that'll get their attention. If still no then make posters of it! Post flyers around your town. Do something to save our world or else that movie 2012 may come true........

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my city doesn't even have a recycling program...

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Gnat said...

Holy guacamoly!!! (escuse my french) ;D
Those are huge!

4:19 PM  
Blogger ForresterVA said...

Anonymous 2:55; Oh. Well.....you could try using less energy and water by turning off lights, using re-usable water bottles, that sort of thing.

2:16 PM  
Anonymous Cupcakedoll said...

Go Mori-sensei! Woohoo!

12:46 AM  
Anonymous 42 said...

How come everyone is all gung-ho for polar bears, but not giant salamanders?

6:06 PM  
Blogger MushroomCloud said...

i like salamanders... sniff sniff.... I don't want Them 2 DIE!:(

8:17 PM  
Anonymous sad girl said...

42; I know! Have you ever heard of a salamander or lizard mauling and eating someone? I think not.

6:46 PM  

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