By wayne - 07/12/2011 10:28 - New Zealand
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I thought eels were in the ocean. Nonetheless, sorry OP. Stick to pools next time.
I refuse to swim in any natural body of water. Been like that since I was a kid. Too many variables - fish, vegetation, rocks, dead things... I'll take a swimming pool any day.
You're lucky it didn't swim up in your urethra. This happened to me years ago. I still feel a burning sensation every time I piss.
I have never seen an eel in a lake. Did you mean to say a snake? Maybe it was just a really ugly fish? Either way don't let it bother you, go for another swim.
Jeremy Wade is a renowned fisherman who goes to places based on stories and myths. He went to NZ on stories of eels biting people and dragging them under the water, thus killing them. Armed with razor-sharp teeth which prevent escape, New Zealand Longfin Eels spin and tear off bits of flesh like a crocodile. And they are indeed aggressive towards people.