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Salamander Pond

OPB | Feb. 1, 1997 7:30 p.m.

Salamanders, frogs, beetles, spiders and other creatures feed, reproduce and die in the surpringly complex world of a small suburban pond. A herpetologist from Portland Community College points out the features of a rough-skinned salamander, which lives part time underwater and is protected from predators by a powerful toxin. Warning: graphic newt sex scene and explicit snail sex talk.

First Broadcast: 1997
Producer: Jim Newman

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