Re: NANFA-- extreme collecting II

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 19:49:04 -0800

>While standing waist deep in an Amazon tributary in Peru, unknowingly
>pinning an electric eel between your dipnet and the substrate, a surge of
>electricity running up the handle of the net, up your arms and into your
>shoulders, screaming "_at_#%&! electric eel!", moving a few feet to the right,
>and dipnetting some more.

The Discovery Channel (I think) had an entertaining show about an electric
eel researcher just last week. He did get one good jolt when he picked up
a hoop net in shallow water. This guy was even snorkeling with them--
dozens of adult eels were swimming all around him.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA
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