Before you watch these videos and think it’s a good idea to pet an eel, you might want to google “eel bite” (many NSFL photos will grace your computer screen).  These videos are not intended to encourage anyone to handle moray eels but to simply show the amazing bonds between these eels and their human friends.  Morays may look menacing, and their teeth can inflict some serious, SERIOUS damage to flesh (google it if you have the stomach for it).  But paradoxically, some eels are also puppy-like, friendly, inquisitive.  Cases in point:

Oliver the Green Eel

Eel with Winnipeg Manitoba aquarium staff

Valerie Taylor and her eel friend

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