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March 8, 2023 19 mins

On this episode, we’re going to be talking about a Pennsylvania icon that goes by many names. Snot otter, lasagna lizard, devil dog, mud devil, Allegheny alligator. That’s right, this episode is all about the Eastern Hellbender.

I am joined on this episode by Dr. Peter Petokas. Peter is a research associate with the Clean Water Institute at Lycoming College. He breaks down all the important information about this mysterious amphibian, including how it survives, where it lives and what we can do to help restore the Hellbender population in Pennsylvania.

If you'd like to learn more about Peter's work with Hellbenders, visit his website at

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Hosting, production and editing: Christian Alexandersen
Music: Jon Sauer
Graphics: Uncle Traveling Matt's Random Expedition

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