The shocking electric eel!
Philip Stoddard once had a pet named Sparky. Sparky was an electric eel, a snake-like fish that can deliver incredibly strong electric shocks. It was sleek and dark gray, about 1.5 meters (5 feet) long, with tiny black eyes. Stoddard, a zoologist at Florida International University in Miami, kept Sparky in a tank in his lab.
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