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VIDEO: Snot Otters Get A Second Chance In Ohio

[embedded content] Maia Stern and Beck Harlan/NPR YouTube Snot Otter. Lasagna Lizard. Pick your favorite nickname for the Eastern hellbender salamander. They’re the color of mud, and they can grow up to two feet long. People call them snot otters because they’re covered in a layer of slippery mucus. Or lasagna lizards because they have a crinkly flap of skin on their sides that helps them absorb oxygen (and resembles a lasagna noodle). Eastern hellbenders live throughout the Appalachian region in the United States. Their ancestors have been on earth…

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