Who's behind the mysterious eel attack in Timaru?

Late last night, CCTV footage captured four people getting out of two cars near a Collins St house. The people then threw eels on the house's front lawn.

Police are trying to track down the perpetrators.

The attack, conducted around 11:20pm, has left residents confused.


One elderly resident said she heard cars late last night and, a bit later on, other odd noises.

"I thought it was a dog or somebody in the bushes here, but I don't know anything about any eels," she said.

Another resident on the quiet suburban street was also bemused. "What a strange thing to throw at someone," he said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Timaru police station on 03 687 9808.