While the lesser siren is usually found in a watery habitat, it can leave the water and travel overland to another pond or wetland. This is how they can also now be seen in farm ponds or other artificial bodies of water.
The lesser siren is one of the most interesting yet little known animals found in Indiana. It can live for years in a body of water near your home and you may never know it is around. Some may have come in contact with one and believed it was a mudpuppy which I will also feature in a later column.
Indiana is indeed full of natural wonders that you can spend a lifetime exploring.