Why did the Giant Japanese Salamander cross the road?
Because it is a giant salamander, and it will do what it wants to do.
This giant salamander from the Kamo River in Kyoto, Japan decided to come out of the river and take a walk.
The Japanese Giant Salamander is usually only active at night, but this one was found walking on a path along the river in broad daylight. Police guarded the giant amphibian on its walk for its protection.
These salamanders can grow up to five feet long. The daylight stroll is such a rarity, some think it may be caused by concrete river obstructions such as walls that effect their migrating and mating routes.