Giants really do exist. In the animal kingdom, some creatures grow to gigantic sizes. Being enormous can be handy: it makes you harder to eat and means there are lots more creatures smaller than you that you can eat. Not being eaten and being able to catch and eat other things are two of the most important skills for any creature in the wild.
The hellbender is a huge salamander with a painful bite. But it’s not as nasty as people think.
The wels catfish is one of the largest freshwater fish. It can weigh over 150kg– that’s two whole people.
Beware the alligator snapping turtle’s jaws. This hefty creature has one of the most powerful bites in the natural world.
For years, the giant squid was thought to be a myth. They’re very real and they’re very, very big.