(PCM) Passengers on a subway car in Shanghai received a shocking surprise earlier this week when dozens of live eels were accidentally let loose on the busy metro.
Eyewitnesses report that a bucket of the slithering creatures was overturned shortly after the subway train pulled away from its stop, spilling the smelly water that once kept the eels fresh all over the floor and onto the shoes of nearby passengers.
The majority of the people in the subway car remained calm and even seemed disinterested while the eel-owner got on his hands and knees and did his best to gather up his slippery supply before heading to a seafood market in an eastern suburb of Shanghai.
Though they are creatures of the sea, eels have the ability to breathe oxygen outside of water for a short period of time, which allowed the escaped eels to make their way throughout the subway car without much opposition.
Eyewitnesses claim that the seafood seller was able to recapture every eel before departing from the subway.
After the man left with his eels, a cleaning crew had to arrive and clean the foul-smelling water that had spilled from the eels’ bucket.