Giant salamander spotted on walk to school


A rare giant salamander has been spotted by a boy on his way to school in Japan.

Yu, a high school student in Kyoto, saw the creature slithering along the path by a river bank.

He filmed the salamander and asked police to guard it until it went back into the river.

Yu said: "I was just walking without really paying any attention to it but once I got close to it, it started to move"

"That's when I realized it was this giant salamander".

Japanese giant salamanders are amphibious, meaning they live on land and in water, and can grow up to 150 cm.

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