We visited the sacred eels of Waai today. The ability to be an ‘eel whisperer’ is a special skill of one family. It is usually passed from father to son and today we saw the first female member of the family calling the eels.
The eels are enticed out from their homes under the bank with an egg. Once on show the eel whisperer can pick them up and hold for people to pat. It is apparently very good luck to touch the slimy skin.