Eel

In a a discussion some days ago we touched on the subject of eels. It made the Minister think back on child-hood fishing expeditions. Eels are very tough campers… Very hard to get a grip on or break their neck. My cousin caught an eel once. He brought it home and put it on a plate in the fridge. As a surprise for his Mum. Next morning his mother opens and BAM! – like a bat out of hell (or an alien out of a ribcage) the eel shot out of the fridge and slid like a Norwegian Olympic ice skater on anabolic straight over the kitchen floor and disappeared out of the open kitchen door! His Mum got a shock of her life and woke up the whole house with her howling. The fridge was a mess, and apparently the little sucker eel had drank almost half a liter cream out of a jar…

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