A Selwyn district resident says thousands of stranded eels are covering his property and the local councils have done nothing to stop it from happening. Tim Sanson lives on 60 acres near Lake Ellesmere and the eels use the creek on his property to breed and migrate. A breach in a nearby seawall meant that when it flooded, the creek was engulfed and they were carried onto the land, he said. Thousands of stranded eels are covering Tim Sansons property and the local councils have done nothing to stop it from happening. Tim Sanson says as high tide was approaching, he threw about 500 over into the sea. But for every one he picked up, there would be many others he could not get to.
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