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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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