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(Some Guy)   Herpetologists announce successful breeding program for Ozark Hellbenders, also known as "snot otters" and "old lasagna sides" and I have no idea what I just wrote   (missourinet.com) divider line 22
    More: Strange, Ozarks, breeding program, St. Louis Zoo, Canadian Wildlife Service, California Department of Conservation, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Jeff Briggler  
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2012-11-05 02:32:28 PM
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smitty04: There are more important things than the Allegheny alligator, devil dog, mud devil, snot otter or leverian water newt that we need to worry about.
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They are very important in that they are very sensitive indicators of water quality. They are what is known as an indicator species. They require near pristine conditions. So if hellbender populations begin to decline in an area, it is time to figure out what is going on and correct it before the watershed becomes polluted.
2012-11-05 03:22:46 PM
3 votes:

smitty04: www.nps.gov


I live at the very top tippy tip of that mauve region, and the Hellbender is a rarely-ever-seen species native to our area. So I'm getting a kick, etc.

Really, I am thrilled that they made a breakthrough in breeding them, because Hellbenders are pretty awesome and should be a source of regional pride. It's like having a Jersey Devil or a Loch Ness monster, except it's a real thing. I always thought it was dumb dumb derpy dumb that Binghamton University called themselves the "Bearcats," which isn't even real. They should have called themselves the Binghamton Hellbenders, which would have been an incredibly awesome name for an athletic team, even if their namesake looked like a giant dook.
2012-11-05 02:17:28 PM
3 votes:
I was like 'awww cute,' but then I GIS'd : /

This is pretty cute though:
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Judge the mightiest of cultures by the allowances afforded to its ugliest constituents.
2012-11-05 04:50:58 PM
2 votes:
Do I have to do this myself? Oh, ok.

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SAVE THEM!
2012-11-05 03:28:17 PM
2 votes:

smitty04: JackieRabbit: smitty04: There are more important things than the Allegheny alligator, devil dog, mud devil, snot otter or leverian water newt that we need to worry about.
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They are very important in that they are very sensitive indicators of water quality. They are what is known as an indicator species. They require near pristine conditions. So if hellbender populations begin to decline in an area, it is time to figure out what is going on and correct it before the watershed becomes polluted.

They depend on their slime coating for protection, detergents dissolve the slime. Forbid people taking baths and the problem is solved. People in Arkansas only recently discovered daily bathing.


There's more to it than that.....
2012-11-05 02:32:06 PM
2 votes:
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2012-11-05 02:06:27 PM
2 votes:
Will the breeding program be narrated by a bored-sounding Gillian Anderson?
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-05 12:14:10 PM
2 votes:
This is one of those rape abortion articles we hear so much about on Fark this election season.

Let me help you with the slang.

Herpetologists study STDs. Hellbender means getting really, really drunk for a long time and regretting it later. Snot otter = penis post-ejaculation. Lasagna sides = labia post-ejaculation. You know what breeding is.

Apparently doctors can prevent the usual sterilizing effect of a serious STD so when you wake up sticky, pregnant, hungover, and infected after a weekend out you have the baby after all.

Your tax dollars at work.
2012-11-05 08:26:01 PM
1 votes:
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2012-11-05 03:52:17 PM
1 votes:

smitty04: Canton: Nice to see a non-charismatic species getting position attention for a change. Well, okay, mostly positive. Keeping my expectations reasonable here.

/Didn't Cracked do a piece on snot otters? I think Soren Bowie wrote it...

What really gripes me is Zoos trying to breed white tigers, it is creating a breed that could never survive in the wild. They need to blend into the environment to survive.


Ack. That would be positive attention, not position attention. Although perhaps positions are involved. I don't want to think about it.

And yeah, white tigers shouldn't even be a thing. That's a color mutation that doesn't last in nature, not a separate species that needs saving. But I guess a non-deformed white tiger is the charismatic opposite of a hellbender. Sad, really.
2012-11-05 03:44:42 PM
1 votes:

Canton: Nice to see a non-charismatic species getting position attention for a change. Well, okay, mostly positive. Keeping my expectations reasonable here.

/Didn't Cracked do a piece on snot otters? I think Soren Bowie wrote it...


What really gripes me is Zoos trying to breed white tigers, it is creating a breed that could never survive in the wild. They need to blend into the environment to survive.
2012-11-05 03:34:31 PM
1 votes:
Nice to see a non-charismatic species getting position attention for a change. Well, okay, mostly positive. Keeping my expectations reasonable here.

/Didn't Cracked do a piece on snot otters? I think Soren Bowie wrote it...
2012-11-05 03:33:08 PM
1 votes:

JackieRabbit: smitty04: JackieRabbit: smitty04: There are more important things than the Allegheny alligator, devil dog, mud devil, snot otter or leverian water newt that we need to worry about.
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They are very important in that they are very sensitive indicators of water quality. They are what is known as an indicator species. They require near pristine conditions. So if hellbender populations begin to decline in an area, it is time to figure out what is going on and correct it before the watershed becomes polluted.

They depend on their slime coating for protection, detergents dissolve the slime. Forbid people taking baths and the problem is solved. People in Arkansas only recently discovered daily bathing.

There's more to it than that.....


Amphibians in general are good indicators of water-quality, and are bellweathers of the overall health of an ecosystem. If frogs, salamanfers, etc. are making a comeback in your area, then your local environment is healthier than it used to be. If they are on the decline, or gone, then your area is in trouble ecologically.
2012-11-05 02:56:25 PM
1 votes:
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They prefer to be called shiatweasel Americans TYVM.
2012-11-05 02:48:42 PM
1 votes:
media.giantbomb.com?
2012-11-05 02:36:08 PM
1 votes:
Am the only one when the read the fark headline and saw Ozark Hellbender and pictured and epic Moonshine tasting party?
2012-11-05 02:31:46 PM
1 votes:

Nappy Imus:
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2012-11-05 02:19:37 PM
1 votes:
What a fascinating moniker for a salamander species. Thanks,subby.
2012-11-05 02:19:06 PM
1 votes:

blatz514: I went on a hellbender this weekend. Oy.


A yelldown warhellbender?
2012-11-05 02:13:38 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: yes, but what do the derpetologists say?


Vote Romney/Ryan 2012!

/Hellbenders are pretty awesome critters, but ugly as hell
2012-11-05 02:07:01 PM
1 votes:
wasn't this that X-Files episode they banned from ever being replayed?
2012-11-05 12:35:35 PM
1 votes:
What a herpetologist might look like:
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