World’s alleged oldest eel reportedly dies at 155
SWEDEN – What may be the World’s oldest eel died this week at the age of 155.
The eel lived in a well next to a house in a fishing village in the south of Sweden.
The owner of the well discovered the dead eel this week.
He said that he has known it was there since he was a child.
He said that the eel was thrown into the well in 1859. During that time, people used eels to keep wells clean.
Since then, it appeared in various novels, newspapers, and television shows.
The frozen body of the eel is waiting to be transported to the freshwater laboratory in Stockholm, where it will be autopsied and hopefully provide answers as to how old the eel really was.