Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Photo Courtesy of Thairath
AYUDTHAYA – Ayudthaya locals rushed to see a golden eel in order to crack the numbers of the next lottery. The owner of the eel revealed he caught the piece of magic in Bang Bann creek. He said the golden eel will surely bring happiness and wealth to his family.
At address number 44, Area 1, Bang Bann district, Ayudthaya, villagers were eager to pay a visit to the golden eel. A reporter traveled to the residence after being informed of the town’s latest phenomenon. On the ground floor of the house, dozens of villagers surrounded a fish tank containing the golden eel measuring at 75 centimeters and weighing around 600 grams. At the bottom of the tank were special pebbles used to maintain high levels of oxygen. The eel looked strong and lively.
Mr. Boonloet Phiandee, 43-years-old, owner of the eel said yesterday that at around two p.m. he went out fishing on a boat in Bang Bann creek. He noticed the golden eel swimming near the edge of the stream and thought it was fate giving him the opportunity to own the miraculous creature; he successfully caught it and brought it back home. He said there was always a mythical story about a golden eel living in the creek and that he feels great pleasure from being the one to discover and captured it. He believes this is an important sign of fortune for his family.
The villagers on the other hand, deciphered lottery number 81 and 72, after intensely observing the golden eel and the way it was swimming. 81 72…
Courtesy of Thairath
Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetchotisak
Posted by Adrian Tse at 10:02 AM