People are desperate to know when a man with a homemade “eel pit” is going to finally get some gosh darn eels in the dang pit.
This TikTok phenomenon is just as weird as it sounds. It all started when Nick Tobler, the owner of the reptile and fish store Reel Life Aquatics in Kentucky, announced he was making an eel pit under his home. Tobler began converting the rainwater cistern beneath his garage into an eel pit back in March.
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Since then, people have been anxiously watching him prepare for months. But now they’re finally getting sick of waiting, they want to know where the eels are.
On June 14, Tobler announced that there was “new life in the eel pit” and the “eels come very soon.”
I’ve been watching this guy on TikTok gradually build an eel pit (exactly what it sounds like) under his house for months now, and tomorrow he is FINALLY going to add the eels. gonna be a huge day for me
— Julia Glum (@SuperJulia) June 14, 2022
Reporter Julia Glum has been staying up-to-date on Tobler’s project. In a series of tweets, she noted how rabid his fanbase had gotten.
“There have been a lot of complaints about how long the eels are taking. But I trust the process,” Glum said.
Fans can breathe a sigh of release, Tobler has delivered on his promise of eels. On June 15, the eels finally arrived and were placed into the eel pit. Rejoice!
Learning about eel pit guy the day he gets the eels? Now that is providence.
— Tyler Mead (@Meadbymead) June 15, 2022
babe wake up the eel pit guy finally put eels in the eel pit
— morgan sung (@morgan_sung) June 15, 2022
the eel pit guy finally got some eels. what a wonderful day
— conk (@eeeeclaire) June 15, 2022
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