In the 19th and 20th centuries, there were many reports of huge salamanders in the Trinity Alps in California. Tom Slick led and expedition to look for these salamanders once, and interviewed an elderly man who said he had once seen one as big as an alligator!
|Size of the Alps salamander compared|
to a man
from cryptidz wiki
Karl Shuker recently posted a new article on his ShukerNature blog about these giant salamanders. He received a report from a woman(who wishes to remain anonymous) who said she had seen a giant salamander - and it didn't happen 100 years ago. Where did she see it? In California, where all the old salamander reports come from.
You can see Shuker's whole article right here. It is a very interesting story.