Strange hobby of eel taming

Title:
Strange hobby of eel taming
NFSA ID:
128877
Year:
1946
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

Margaret Macallum visits a quiet stretch of the Anatoki River in Nelson Province, New Zealand, where she feeds the local eels.

The eels come when Margaret taps the water; they allow her to pat and handle them, and they take food from her hands.

Woman Adopts Strange Hobby of Eel Taming: New Zealand is an excerpt from Movietone News A0672 from 1946. 

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