5-Foot Japanese Giant Salamander Goes For A Stroll

July 8, 2014


This is a shot of the Japanese Giant Salamander (Ōsanshōuo) that was spotted going for a stroll on the bank of the Kamogawa River in Kyoto. The Japanese Giant Salamander is believed to be the basis of the kappa, a mythical species that looks like a cross between a salamander and a child. For reference, I would not want to stumble across any humanoid salamanders while I'm out catching frogs by the pond. Unless they can grant wishes, in which case I would trap one in a cage fashioned from bamboo and make it do my bidding. The fairy tale will all end very badly, probably with me being swallowed by a giant fish for being greedy. Are you writing all this down, Disney? Brb, I'm gonna go brainstorm on the shitter until lunch.

Keep going for a shot of two cops admiring the animal's beauty, as well as a short video of the salamander struttin' that azz.


Thanks to Lizzy and Chadtheman, who agrees tadpoles are the original Pokemon.

  • Roronoa Zoro

    How cute, he's asking if he's ok.

  • NoobMaster69 is a free agent

    someone left their pokemon unattended

  • G-man

    Looks like my dick

  • Rob in Katy

    My cajun uncle would have made a gumbo of it.

  • Pyro

    I thought cajun was just a flavour?

  • Dr. Perry Cox

    These things have been around since the Triassic or something, haven't they?

  • Herpaderpa

    Ohhhh NYESSS"
    - Salamander

  • iofo61

    Another Godzilla remake? They keep getting more boring every time.

  • asdfasdfasdf

    basis of kappa in that it could grab a child's ankle and drown him....hopefully not in that these slimy lizards will suck out your soul through your asshole

  • Eric Hettervik

    Haha, he's asking the salamander if it's ok.

  • Icehawg

    Having never been to Japan, is that normal that they have "POLICE" in English across the back of their vests?

  • asdfasdfasdf

    its a total photoshop job.

  • Cy-Kill

    use google translate

  • Icehawg

    Why? I know what the word police is and don't need it translated. I am asking if Japanese police use English and not Japanese.

  • This is a viral ad for the new TMNT movie. Nice try Michael Bay.

  • MustacheHam

    *throws poke'ball*

  • Pyro

    Quagsire is that you?

  • ZerglingPack

    Well did you catch it? We need updates.

  • MustacheHam

    *ball pings*
    *salamander walks by*
    "wait...what did I catch?"
    *looks around*
    "where's the policeman?"

  • looks more like something living in fukushima- has it 3 eyes?

  • JediCandice


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