Ancient, Slippery, Enormous 'Snot Otters': Looking for Hellbender Salamanders
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Hellbender Bath Time
After taking a blood sample, the hellbender is bathed with distilled water. This washes the river water off its skin so the biologists can test it for diseases.
Volunteers hold the hellbender in a plastic container and drain the water from the tub.
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