Electric eels are not to be trifled with.
The caiman crocodile in this video learned that the hard way.
This clip was posted to YouTube back in 2009, but it’s been gaining a lot of traction lately. It was filmed somewhere along the Amazon in South America where both caimans and electric eels are common. This caiman thought that taking a bite out of an electric eel would make for an easy meal option. Bad idea. Electric eels can deliver shocks of up to 600 volts.
Electric eels are apex predators in the swamps and rivers of South America. They’re dangerous creatures that are not to be messed with. Even Jeremy Wade – big river fish angler and host of the popular series River Monsters – believes electric eels are the most frightening river monster in the world.
South America’s swamps are full of nasty creatures: piranhas, anacondas and candiru (those little buggers have been known to swim up urine streams into human urethras).
Bottom line – if you’re fishing in South America’s swamps, river and wetlands, be careful.
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