09 October 2018 ( 879 views )

There are many myths about the hellbender,

There are many myths about the hellbender, sadly many of them have been to its detriment.  Many fishermen killed hellbenders on sight, believing that they preyed upon game fish and their eggs.  While hellbenders do eat small fish, studies have found no trace of game fish such as bass in their stomachs.  Another story is that hellbenders are venomous, with fangs similar to that of a snake.  This is patently untrue; hellbenders do have sharp teeth, but no fangs, and certainly have no venom.  In fact, they are quite harmless to humans.

Recommended Videos


You may also like

It was an epic day Fisherman reels in 146kg marlin from tinny Sea Monster Caught on Tape ! Real or Fake? Man describes the moment he was viciously attacked by TWO great white sharks A Hole Bigger Than Scotland Has Opened Up In Antarctica