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South and Eastern U.S. and Mississippi Valley

Siren

While it looks like an eel, the lesser siren is actually a salamander.  If the water dries up the siren burrows into the mud and secretes a substance that dries around it forming a cocoon.

The lesser siren is very vocal.  It uses clicks to communicate with others of its kind and when captured, it yelps.

HABITATMarshes, ponds, creeks
DIETCrustaceans, insects, worms, snails
LIFE Expectancy20 years

Fun Fact
Elk are considered the noisiest species of deer.
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