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Electric Eels Attack by Leaping Out of Water

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When 19th century naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859) reported 200 years ago that he witnessed electric eels attacking and killing horses no one really believed him, but now a new study finds that eels can wage such an attack on mammals, including possibly humans.

http://www.seeker.com/video-electric-eels-attack-large-animals-by-leaping-out-of-water-1843723556.html

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Grandpa Greenman

Ouch,  that is a bad a** fish.

 

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paperdyer

Add this to the Nile gator and sharks/jelly fish and the like, another reason to stay away from the water. (I know - a reoccurring theme for me lately, but better safe than sorry especially since I can't swim due to physical issues.)

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rod64

I bet the researchers were shocked by that discovery.

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Eldorado
36 minutes ago, rod64 said:

I bet the researchers were shocked by that discovery.

Not as shocked as many a peeing fisherman.

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Ozfactor

that is horror movie stuff for me , terrified of eels . 

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A_Maine96

That's just disturbing. I think I'll stay away from anywhere inhabited by electric eels.

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Ozfactor

I grew up by a river that had conger eels . the largest I saw was over 6 foot . giant snakes with needle teeth 

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A_Maine96
1 hour ago, Ozfactor said:

I grew up by a river that had conger eels . the largest I saw was over 6 foot . giant snakes with needle teeth 

I'll stay away from those too...

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