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Rare American eel caught in Orland Park's Lake Tampier

A rare American eel was caught recently in Tampier Lake in Orland Park.
A rare American eel was caught recently in Tampier Lake in Orland Park.

It's only the third eel found in forest preserve waters in 30 years. A fisheries biologist says it most likely swam from a river system near Canada's Hudson Bay or the Gulf of Mexico.

The eel was released back into the lake.
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