Tag: Amphibian

The Swayze Frog

The Swayze Frog

Everybody knows him. You know, that guy who is endlessly trying to impress the ladies. He’s not one of those jerks wearing nine hundred dollar jeans with an Ed Hardy t-shirt two sizes too small and a trucker hat from Barbie’s deluxe mansion. This guy […]

A Frog Older Than Earth Day

A Frog Older Than Earth Day

Today, on Earth Day, meet a frog whose root’s go back as far as Pangea (no, not the Avatar planet). A frog that can’t croak and can’t jump properly. A frog belonging to a suborder of ancient frogs whose evolution has been far from normal.  The […]

A Real Giant Is Found

A Real Giant Is Found

It was truly amazing to find a species of animal that’s more elusive than a Jaguar Shark, but the individual I stumbled across last week didn’t really live up to its name. Having found common Northwestern Salamanders stretching 12cm in length, the 10cm long Pacific Giant Salamander wasn’t really that giant.

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My Slippery Four-legged Holy Grail

My Slippery Four-legged Holy Grail

My quest wasn’t quite to the same scale as Sir Lancelots’ quest for the Holy Grail, no Castle Anthrax, no Bridge Of Death, but it did involve a few epic journeys. Deep in the Chilliwack River Valley lives a creature rarely seen, so mysterious it’s […]