HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Pennsylvania has a new state symbol. In Harrisburg, Governor Tom Wolf declared the Eastern Hellbender the official state amphibian.
The Hellbender is a type of salamander commonly found in cold, clear rivers and streams of the Susquehanna Watershed. It has a few nicknames including the Snot Otter and the Lasagna Lizard.
Chesapeake Bay Foundation's student leadership council pushed for this designation as a way to emphasize the importance of clean waterways in the commonwealth.