RE: NANFA-- ancient eel folklore

Denkhaus, Robert (DenkhaR_at_Ci.Fort-Worth.TX.US)
Thu, 8 Nov 2001 13:57:50 -0600

Found this is a book (Eifrig, C.W.G. 1930. Our Great Outdoors: Reptiles,
Amphibians, and Fishes.) and found it interesting:

Regarding eels...

"In Europe they are suspected of raiding vegetable gardens, as they are
supposed to have a fondness for peas. Since frogs have been found in their
stomachs, perhaps that is what they are stalking on their nightly forays."

Rob Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

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