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"Fish with Hands" - capture of a giant salamander

This is a Press Information page entitled "Fish with Hands" - capture of a giant salamander within the Press / News Items section of Caudata.org --- Http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonde...id=mailsignout Seems like kind of a traumatic capture method, but it's interesting to see the data collection and ID chipping. HJ...

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Http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/wonde...id=mailsignout

Seems like kind of a traumatic capture method, but it's interesting to see the data collection and ID chipping.

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I think he must have to ham it up a bit for the cameras, "squeeze its tail Jeremy, make it try and bite you again!" 8) 8)
There was some really nice footage of Japanese giants on the BBC series "In cold blood", it showed how they breed and how the males fight over the best burrows.



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So much mis information and poor handling going on for working with an endangered species. "Just as at home out of water" my ***, look at that thing! Later in that same episode I believe they capture and remove naturalized Japanese Giant x Chinese Giant hybrids which seemed a little easier to justify. The "In Cold Blood" series really is fantastic.



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I think I have seen the "In Cold Blood" you are referring to - I have an image in my memory of giant salamanders living in a clay pipe or something similar.



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Lol, yep that's the one! The two males fight over the drainage pipe and the winner has the female come and lay her eggs in there. There is also some really nice footage of Alpine newts in the wild on there too.



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