NANFA-- Hell Benders in Western Mass.

Peter W O'Dwyer jnr (
Mon, 6 Jan 2003 20:58:22 -0500

> Folks, I have a source for Hell Benders in the Berkshire Mountains of
> Western Massachusetts. Just outside of the town of Plainfield Mass.
> used to be a private parcel of land with three man made ponds that we
> would camp on. The owner passed away and now the land has been
> sold/donated (can't remember) to the Nature Conservatory (?) as a bird
> sanctuary. I haven't been there for over 8 years, but I used to see,
> catch and release hellbenders 6-7" in length in the little stream that
> fed the three man made ponds. They were a species of hellbender,
> I can't be certain of which one. Any questions feel free to ask.
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