Animals Video

By Federico Cornetto

A kind-hearted teen saved a giant eel’s life by rescuing it from a shallow river.

Llewyn Sansom, 18, from Townsville, Australia, didn’t get intimidated by the animal’s size and picked it up to return it to the river where it belonged.

The rescue took place on February 7, after thousands of fish had been washed over a dam’s wall during the infamous Townsville flood which also killed four people.

Environmental Science student, Llewyn said: “The freshwater eel had been washed over the wall during the floods and was stuck on the saltwater side, where it was dying.

“Following the floods, we have rescued a few more animals including eels and turtles.

“This eel is the biggest I have ever seen.”