An eel died in Sweden last week and it's believed to be 155 years old! That's pretty incredible for any creature in the wild but, this eel didn't live in the local water hole. This animal was dropped into a well to rid it of insects.
The big question on everyone's mind is, "Was the eel that old?" Eels of that species, Anguilla anguilla, usually live to be only 10 or 20 years old. However, one must remember this eel lived in a cool well and away from known predators. A similar eel lived to be 80 so, it's not entirely out of the question.
Fish biologist hope to dissect the head and find out the exact age of the creature.