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Herp Hunting: Part 2 - Hellbenders and Hybrids

Previously, I wrote on the variable life histories of salamanders of North America, and now I’d like to dig deeper into two interesting species that reside in my home state, New York: the hellbender ( 1,915 more words

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Researchers Try to Save Huge U.S. Salamander

(CORYDON, Ind.) — With a long, slimy body and beady eyes, North America’s largest salamander wouldn’t top any cutest animal lists. The hellbender’s alien appearance and mysterious ways have earned the big amphibian a bad reputation and unflattering nicknames ranging from snot otter to devil dog. 667 more words