Sad to report that Olivia's hamster, Hero and Cuthbert, the unknown emydid turtle have both died. The incidents are unrelated; one took place in Portsmouth and one at the CFZ. Cuthbert has been consigned to the formaldehyde bottle so we can - hopefully - take genetic material at some point.
In another sad incident Maureen, Corinna's rabbit, has been taken from her hutch, presumably by a fox. This is not a good day.
Better news concerns the arrival of six live eels, which came in the post this morning. Weird old world, innit?