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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 60 Issue 6, June 1996
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Over 100 species of puffer fish exist worldwide. Eating them can be harmful, since many carry deadly toxins. Scientists have not fully decided whether the northern puffer, which is common to state waters, is poisonous.
Although usually less than six acres in size, mountain bogs support an uncommon collection of plants, including lady slippers and cinnamon ferns, and animals like wood frogs and crab spiders.
Though many fishermen often overlook them for more popular panfish, like crappies, rock bass, redbeasts, and fliers in streams of the mountains and Piedmont offer and enjoyable change of pace.
Buffalo existed in the state into the early 18th century, but when settlers moved into the Piedmont, the small herds were soon hunted to extinction.