Re: NANFA-- was Columbia trip gear, now hellbenders
Thu, 8 Jan 2004 17:48:34 EST

In a message dated 1/8/04 5:16:11 PM, writes:

<< They are also much bigger than any rat could possibly be. >>

I was more concerned that they were not perceptibly bigger than rats.
>From a quick search:

they measure about 60 cm in overall length and weigh about 1.5 kg.

Rats on the other hand

Head and body length 214-273mm, weights 275-520g.

I guess they just look too much alike to me.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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