Pacific Giant Salamander

Scientific: Dicamptodon ensatus
Spanish: Salamandra gigante del Pacífico

Diet:  Fish hatchlings, insects, slugs, other salamanders
Habitat: Wet forests in or near, cold streams and rivers, mountain lakes, and ponds
Status: Near Threatened

Although usually in or near streams, Pacific giant salamanders may be found several hundred feet from water in wet weather. These large amphibians can grow to over a foot in length and have been known to make barking sounds when disturbed.