A 155 year old eel, oldest in Europe, died at it home. Its home was a well in Brantevik, a town in Southern Sweden. It was found dead then the lid was taken off the well to show it to visitors.

“Eel be missed” one of our DMC members commented.

This is reported in:

•  “Much mirth as Sweden ‘mourns’ its oldest eel,” BBC News Europe

 •  Sweden’s Really Old Eel Dies,” NPR
•  “World’s oldest eel dies aged 155, Sweden mourns,” New York Daily News