American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several large North American salamanders of the genus Necturus, especially N. maculosus, that live in damp regions and have conspicuous clusters of dark red external gills. Also called water dog.
- n. See hellbender.
- mud + puppy, because of its barking sound. (Wiktionary)
“Veteran East Texas anglers long have relied on the waterdog or mudpuppy, which is the larval form of an aquatic salamander to haul in lunker largemouth bass, and crawfish, which love rocky structure, are the No. 1 live bait for smallmouths no matter where you are.”
“Yes | No | Report from mudpuppy wrote 1 week 17 hours ago”
“Yes | No | Report from lukem wrote 49 weeks 19 hours ago caught a mudpuppy in wisconsin once”
“Yes | No | Report from mudpuppy wrote 5 days 3 hours ago”
“The animal in question is no puzzle; it's a mudpuppy.”
“Celestefrittata gretchenmist inaluxe matouenpeluche mudpuppy of paper and thread”
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“It was pretty much the same for me, too – as a kid, all I wanted to do was catch that mudpuppy or find that box turtle – the good news is that time in the woods is never wasted!”
“If the soil is too hard for the American woodcock to probe, or the trees too young for nest cavities to form, or the water too stagnant for the mudpuppy to breathe, it must move on to other haunts.”
“But then again I have to remember that I live among people that also go by the popular hillbilly lore that mudpuppy salamanders, praying mantis, and walking sticks all have a lethal sting or bite and should be killed on site....”
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