It was eel on Earth.
A truck carrying 7,500 pounds of the slippery creatures created a slimy, stinky mess on Thursday when it overturned on an Oregon highway.
The vehicle was heading north on Highway 101 with 13 containers of hagfish, commonly known as slime eels, when the accident took place.
As driver Salvatore Tragale approached construction and tried to stop, one container flew off the truck bed and into the southbound lane, while the other containers spilled onto the highway.
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The flying container hit one vehicle which then caused it and four other vehicles to be pushed into each other.
Video from the scene shows the slippery eels squirming all over the road. When hagfish become stressed, they secrete a slime.
The people in the vehicle hit by the container suffered minor injuries. These particular eels were destined for Korea, according to the Oregonian.
The Oregon State Police took the accident in stride, posting photos from the scene. The state cops captioned one photo, “What do you suggest he tells the #Drycleaner?”
The OSP also wrote on Twitter: “In this heat … what is this going to start smelling like in the next few days?”
The agency also referred to the scene as “Cleanup on Aisle 101.” The accident took place near Otter Rock, according to WHNT.
The road reopened after the clean-up job was completed Thursday afternoon.