Jeli Eels

I was driving in Kelantan recently on the way to a north Malaysian town called Jeli when I noticed some unusual items being sold at the roadside.

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On closer inspection they turned out to be eels, still alive and writhing around in plastic bags. I believe Ikan Keli translates as catfish but they looked like eels to me. Maybe the blue plastic container at the foot of the photo is for catfish.

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The vendor told me that he caught the eels in the lake next to the road.

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He should consider opening a Japanese grilled eel restaurant here to improve his profit margins.

Later the same day I spotted another slithery thing draped over a milestone.

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Presumably this unfortunate snake (python perhaps?) had been run over while trying to cross the road.

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Not something you see every day, even in Malaysia!

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