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This Is What You Don’t Want To Happen When You Have A Truck Full Of Slime Eels

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I know I’m in the majority, but creepy crawly animals really freak me out.

Frogs, lizards, snakes, you name it. Eels are basically snakes of the water, so they count, too. Most people only ever interact with eels from behind the paned glass of an aquarium. In some countries, they’re also considered a delicacy, so you may also find one on your plate. Where you don’t expect to see an eel (or several thousand) is on the road, in your car, in Oregon.

Last week, a truck hauling 7,500 pounds of hagfish, also known as slime eels, was traveling to export the fish to South Korea, where they’re eaten. It didn’t go well.

When the truck came upon some road construction, it attempted to stop but couldn’t, sending one of the containers of hagfish “flying across the highway.”

The other containers spilled, and this caused a chain reaction. Four other vehicles were involved in the accident. Yikes!

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