17 May '11, 12am

Mysterious "Fish With Arms And Legs" Caught In Japan:

Mysterious "Fish With Arms And Legs" Caught In Japan:

Stories about monsters are common throughout human history. Most were created before we had the knowledge and technology to explain phenomenon spotted in the animal kingdom. But some are real. On a recent episode of popular Animal Planet series "River Monsters ," host Jeremy Wade travels to Japan to investigate stories of "a giant fish with arms and legs" that has been known to snatch small children swimming in fresh water. Watch Wade come face-to-face with the gruesome beast! No, it isn't the horrifying result of the Fukushima radiation spill . It turns out that the creature causing so much fright amongst locals isn't a blood-thirsty monster, but a Japanese giant salamander , a fish-like creature that does indeed have arms, legs, and even hands. At almost 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length, the Japanese giant salamander resides in streams and rivers on Kyushu Island and wester...

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