Truck Full of Eels Turns Over in Oregon

July 14, 2017

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Not the kind of thing you'd want to see on your morning commute, huh?

A truck filled with hagfish, commonly known as "slime eels", turned over on an Oregon highway on Thursday. The eels' destination was Korea, where they were being delivered for consumption, as eels are a delicacy in Korea.

Cleanup is underway, so drivers may experience some backups. Cleanup should be interesting, though: apparently the slime that the eels produce can expand to up to five gallons when in contact with water.

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