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KYOTO (Kyodo) A motorist found a 105-cm giant salamander walking along a river road Tuesday in Kyoto and the animal was taken into temporary protective custody by police.

The man was driving along the Kamogawa River, which flows through the city, when he spotted the salamander at around 5:50 a.m. and dialed the 110 emergency phone number, prompting police to rush to the scene.

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