Eels Found Swimming In Streets In New Zealand

Eels Found Swimming In Streets In New Zealand
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

They are one of the least attractive of all fish species and are normally found lurking in oceans and rivers. But when part of New Zealand was hit by a ‘weather bomb’ recently, a number of eels suddenly sprung up in some surprising locations. Residents in one street in Masterton, Wellington, were left shocked to discover dozens of the slimy creatures swimming in large puddles and gutters in the road.

People could be spotted in the streets attempting to help the eels back into deeper water as a number became stranded on the side of the road.

It follows days of appalling weather in the region.

Storms of up to 60mph rocked Wellington, bringing down power lines, trees and even forcing boats from their moorings.

Speaking to The Dominion Post, fire service central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said: ‘We haven’t had a large weather event like this for quite a while.’

The poor weather conditions were caused by a ‘weather bomb’ , which involved a rapid decrease in air pressure and produces high winds and heavy rain.

Other parts of the region were expected to be hit by winds of up to 94 mph.

Eels are elongated fish which range in length from 5cms to four metres.

There are about 800 different species of the fish, which mostly live in the shallow waters of the sea.

Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In World

World Emily Arata

The First Ebola Case In America Has Been Confirmed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola in the US. While doctors have previously treated the devastating disease, patients up until now had been transported in from West Africa to American hospitals. The man, currently in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, arrived at the hospital on Monday with […]

World Emily Arata

Student Protestors In Hong Kong Are Still Getting Their Homework Done (Photos)

As young protestors continue to flood into central Hong Kong, images from eyewitnesses show the startling reality that regular life is still going on. Photos depict students completing their homework, sitting cross-legged on the ground. Even though the country is changing, and these students are part of a massive protest, they’re still making sure to […]

World Sean Levinson

Iraqi TV Parodies ISIS In Bizarre And Hilarious Music Video (Video)

Baghdad has expanded its attack on the Islamic State to the TV screen in the form of a show parodying the militant group. Sunday saw the premiere of “The Superstitious State,” advertised in a trailer that has been playing for weeks, Raw Story reports. Created by the state-run Iraqiya TV, the show’s first trailer pokes fun at […]

World John Haltiwanger

10 World Issues That Are Still Going On, But We Forgot To Care About

We are perpetually inundated with information in this day and age. With the combination of smart phones, social media and the 24/7 news cycle, it swirls around us constantly. In this digitalized age, people have become accustomed to getting their information almost instantaneously. If it doesn’t come quickly, they lose patience. Consequently, this is an era […]

Also On Elite

Dating

How Fully Letting Go Is Really The Only Way To Actually Move Forward

It seems that today, we all have a hard time letting go. We need more and more memory space on our computers and physical space in our storages. We hold on to everything, from childhood toys to old keys. We even hold on to friendships that are destructive and draining. Are we being optimistic or […]

Life

A Tale Of Two Cities: If New York Destroys Your Soul, California Will Save It

Sometimes, without even realizing it, we are settling by staying in a place where we’ve been with the same people, talking in the same way and even thinking the same things. You’re comfortable; you think you can predict the next event, the rest of your day and the things around you. But, why? Must we […]