@_matthugh for @rainforestalliance. The Eastern Hellbender is a gem of the Appalachian Ridge in the Eastern United States. It is the largest salamander in the country and is so incredibly unique. This year I went snorkeling for them and managed to find this awesome animal out and about. These salamanders require clean fast moving streams and rivers unpolluted by man. Thankfully several places remain just so and the hellbenders continue to hang on. #followthefrog #rainforestalliance #hellbender #salamander #conservation
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