Otago Daily Times

Overland travel by eels


Much controvers­y has taken place from time to time as to whether eels travel overland from one river or lake to another, and there are many, including the Maori who believe this to be the case. This theory was substantia­ted a few evenings ago (says the Levin Chronicle) when a resident was motoring home. He spied an eel, some distance off, making across the road, evidently having come from the water race nearby, the motor running over and killing it. It is stated that several have been killed on the Foxton road in the same way. — ODT, 25.10.1920.

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