Salamander caught by DNR in swamp gets Hoosiers talking

Indiana News

POSEY COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A strange specimen found by herpetologists with the Department of Natural Resources is catching eyes.

A post on Facebook by the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife shows a video of a lesser siren.

“Lesser sirens are one of Indiana’s most peculiar salamanders with their long, eel-like bodies, feathery gills, and only two front legs (no hind legs),” the post says.

Officials said it was found in a swamp in Posey County.

The video has totaled more than 1,000 reactions, 1,000 shares and 81,000 views.

See the original post here.

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