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- Jul 19, 2004
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A homeowner in Plymouth found a live eel squirming around on their doorstep.
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/11/11/RSPCA-eel-dry-land-Plymouth-England/8081668188461/Live eel found on dry land next to England home's back door
An animal rescuer in England responded to an unusual situation when a homeowner found an eel flopping around on their doorstep.
The RSPCA said inspector Sarah Morris was called to a Plymouth, England, home where a resident discovered an eel on dry land by the back door. ...
Morris said she initially thought the resident must have confused a slow worm for an eel, but after talking to them about their discovery she became convinced it was an actual eel.
"On arrival, I went to the back garden and found a pink child's paddling pool where the finder had kindly placed the eel until I arrived," she said. "In 24 years of being an inspector, I've never had a call about an eel out of water!'
Morris loaded the eel into a small fish tank and drove it to the nearest estuary for release.
She said the eel's journey to dry land is a mystery, but "the most likely reason would have been that it was dropped there by a heron or other such bird."