200-year-old giant salamander discovered by fisherman in a Chinese cave

A fisherman in a cave outside Chongqing in southwestern China stepped on something “soft” and “slimy,” and also rare, as it turns out.  Wang Yong discovered a Chinese giant salamander that is estimated to be 200 years old, according to reports by CCTV, RT.com and UPI.  The giant salamander, often described as a “living fossil,” is 4 1/2-feet long, weighs 104 pounds, and is currently in the care of conservationists at a nature preserve.  CCTV posted video of the giant salamander, which is the world’s largest and oldest amphibian.

Read more at http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/200-year-old-giant-salamander-discovered-by-fisherman-in-a-chinese-cave/#PyyoqUfcsWCH6td9.99

Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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