10/27/16

Eely eels

When we were in New Plymouth, Hubby showed me one of his favorite things to do when he had time to kill. We walked down to the Huatoki River alongside Puke Ariki with some raw beef and fed the eels.
These are long fin eels that are only found in New Zealand and are 'in decline.'





12 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

What great pictures of these unique creatures. They do look hungry, and amazingly trusting.

Uppal said...

The pictures look surreal and amazing.

John said...

Reminded me of The Tin Drum where they were catching eels. Have you ever eaten them?

pattisjarrett said...

Looks like they were happy to see you. :D I've never seen an eel!

bill burke said...

I never seen an eel and these ones seem very friendly. I guess they would be if they know there is food to be taken.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow Betty..this is so cool and the close-ups are amazing...Michelle

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

oh my gosh!! Great pictures of this very different creature. What an odd feeling it must be to feed them.

Margaret Adamson said...

WOW! Betty these are fantasit shots

diane b said...

great shots of a weird animal.

Rhonda Albom said...

I never knew that the eels eat beef. I used to feed the ones in the pond by me with bread. It looks like yours jump out of the water higher to get their meal. Now I know the secret.

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A. ZamJu said...

Oh wow - great photos!
Have a nice weekend, Angelika