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Picture from Paranormal Animals of North America

The Hellbender (Cryptobranchus pollutus) is a large, aquatic creature that metamorphosed from their earlier cousins Cryptobranchus alleghaniensis, which was a tiny creature that lived in the Mississippi and Ohio riverbeds. With the Awakening, the pollutants that were endangering the creatures before now are the reason that they thrive.