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Bag containing live eels found in Toronto mall washroom

Last Updated Jan 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm EST

A bag of eels was found in a washroom at Scarborough Town Centre in Toronto on Jan. 14, 2018. INSTAGRAM/@ivyleigh7

A bag of live eels isn’t something you see expect to find in a public washroom, but that’s what happened Sunday evening at a mall in east-end Toronto.

Scarborough Town Centre Mall marketing director Jai Lee says a customer reported seeing two eels in the washroom and security staff went in to collect the slithery fish.

She says one of the eels had escaped from a bag, but was quickly captured and the pair of eels was taken to a nearby pet shop that specializes in fish.

Lee says they don’t believe it was a prank.

She says the eels were a variety that is sold as food and it’s believed a customer simply forgot the bag in the washroom.

Lee says nobody has come forward to claim the eels.