Monday, August 23, 2010

Hellbender Video

As promised, here is a link to view a video clip of the micro-explorer camera in action.  In this clip we were able to observe an adult male underneath a large rock.  Note the rocking motion of the head, a behavior rarely witnessed in the wild or captivity.  Thanks Greg, I defintiely need to get my hands on one of these cameras!

For those who are not familiar with what a hellbender looks like, here is a dorsal view of an adult that measures about 16 inches from head to tail.  Note:  Look for the flat, rounded head in the video if you are having trouble recognizing any of the shapes.

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