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Old 04-24-2007, 07:39 AM
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Thanks for the clarification, John.

Now...I have to worry about TWO creatures I don't want to run into on the stream!

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:23 AM
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Its been several years since I have seen a "waterdog" (as we call em up here). Its illegal to kill them where I live, but some ppl do. Live and let live! Enjoy all creatures.

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Old 04-24-2007, 08:52 AM
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Growing up, we would occasionally catch them when still fishing with nightcrawlers or crayfish. Strangely enough, they do make a "barking" sound when they are pulled from the water. They real treat is getting them unhooked.
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Old 04-24-2007, 07:37 PM
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Could it be a Waterdog ?
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:08 PM
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Those things are mean as the devil. I used to see them around here but not in a while. But that don't mean they aren't here they are pretty elusive. The last on I saw was right up the road from the house in the Clinch River here in SW VA and it was a monster. Probably the biggest I have ever saw. We were looking at it off a walk bridge and coudl see it really plain up on a flat ledge rock. I know that VDIGF was doing a survey on Hellbenders on Big Tumbling creek several years back you may be able to find some info there.

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