Very Old Swedish Eel Dies to the Dismay of Everyone In Sweden
The world's oldest European eel died on Friday, according to the BBC, causing an uproar among Swedes who loved that old eel. The eel was born in 1859 and lived in a well. The eel, who was known as Ale (confusing), lived in the southern town of Brantevik and was owned by Tomas Kjellman, who moved into the cottage next to the well with his family in 1962. Kjellman told Swedish paper The Local that "we always knew the housepet was included."