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Re: hellbenders

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From: mcclurg luke e <mcclurgl at washburn_edu>
To: nfc at actwin_com <nfc at actwin_com>
Date: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 6:41 PM
Subject: Re: hellbenders

>What are hellbenders?

Big, and I do mean BIG salamanders, of the eastern U.S. (primarily
Appalachians and Ozarks and some areas in between). The Peterson Guide lists
the record size as nearly 30". Luckily for the people who've been catching
them they are reputed to be harmless, as opposed to their 30"+ relative the
amphiuma which is a vicious varmit.

Ed Matheson