In one of the more peculiar side-tracks of my Interpreter Stories Series, I wrote a story called the Black Alligator of British Columbia. It entailed a search for a legendary gigantic salamander, historically misnamed an alligator. If the alleged beast truly existed, it would have looked something like this.
Now don't you want to paddle up the Pitt River and find one?
P.S. In case you didn't already know, 2014 is the Year of the Salamander.