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Wildlife: Fish (Mud-Puppy?)

This is a photo of a very strange fish that one of my son's buddies caught. I'm not completely sure, but I think that this fish may be called a mud-puppy. It was caught in an Alabama river.

By One.of.a.kind from Al

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June 22, 20100 found this helpful

Looks awfully like a mud- skipper. I've seen wildlife documentaries about the Everglades and places that have mangroves. They slide around and bury themselves in the mud as well as being in the swamps and water.

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June 23, 20100 found this helpful

We call them 'hell benders' in Ohio. They are creepy looking aren't they? I saw a 9 inch long one in the Ashtabula River (behind my house). I'm not sure how big they can get, but that's big enough!

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June 24, 20100 found this helpful

Hahaha, no wonder they call them Mud-Puppies, or Mud-Whatevers, if they dive around in the mud. Wicked looking critters, aren't they?

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