Do American eels bite?
most will not bite you but large ones will if handles. Or if you are swimming with a dangling belt on your swimsuit. I got bitten on the knee.
i assume "saltwarter" means saltwater. saltwater eels do not sting, they do not have anthing that can sting you. but god gave them viscious jaws, they have a very strong bite and large eels are known to have taken off divers hands. so my advice to you is not to stick your hand anywhere their jaws. which idiot wrote that? you can eat eat eels. when they're dead they don't bite.
Some species of eels have been known to have a nasty bite, but they will usually only attack when they are feeling threatened or their home is being disturbed. They have also been know to accidentally bite the hands of divers who hand feed them. Eels do not see humans as a food source. Eels will not intentionally attack a human. Once an eel reaches the juvenile stage (elver), it would be capable of biting.