I would like to share with you some of the secrets and the delights of living on the beautiful Mendocino/Sonoma Coast. From the majesty of the Gray Whale migration to the smallest wildflower blooming in a Redwood forest,
let's explore all these wonders together.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Pacific Giant Salamander, an unusual creature that is found on the Mendonoma Coast
Sue Tara was cleaning up her land in Gualala last week when this big guy crawled out from under her deck.
These big Salamanders - they can be more than a foot long - can actually vocalize. If disturbed they give a throaty call that sounds a lot like a dog bark. They start out life in the water and need unpolluted waterways to thrive. Logging is their other threat. What a unique and wonderfully bizarre creature we see once in a great while on the Mendonoma Coast!
Thanks to Sue for allowing me to share her photo with you here.