Hellooooo Big Amphibian!
We went in search of the Coastal Giant Salamander today. It was such fun looking around the woods. We spotted all kinds of critters, insects and such too. We also saw fungus and other kinds of plants. There was so much to see, but the star of the show was the salamander.
Location: Pacific Northwest Temperate rainforest
- Coastal giant salamanders has four toes on the front feet and five toes on the back feet.
- They dig small burrows during the rainy season.
- Coastal giant salamanders are known to eat small rodents.
- Coastal giant salamanders are vocal. They can bark and growl.
- They live in streams while they are still larva.
- Adults have a marbled coloration.
- Some adults live their whole lives in water and keep their external gills.
Salamanders are amazing creatures. It fascinates us that not all of them live on land as adults. There are so many wonders in nature! We just love each and every one of them.