Without shrieks

Evidently someone’s hovercraft is no longer full of eels:

A whole hell of a lot of eels

The AP reports from the Oregon coast:

A truck hauling eels overturned on an Oregon highway, turning the coastal road into a slimy mess.

Oregon State Police on Thursday posted a photo on Twitter that showed damaged cars covered by the gooey eels. The agency also posed the question: “What to tell the #drycleaner?”

Meanwhile, the Depoe Bay Fire Department posted a video of workers using a bulldozer to clear the eels from Highway 101.

The fire department said no one was injured in the crash.

Said eels were apparently bound for dinner tables in Korea.

NOPE rating: At least 11.


  1. fillyjonk »

    14 July 2017 · 5:23 pm

    Some people think hagfish slime is funny.

    But it’s snot.

  2. CGHill »

    14 July 2017 · 5:31 pm

    Please come to room 23 to pick up your prize Internet.

  3. McG »

    14 July 2017 · 5:41 pm

    Eel be sorry ee did that.

  4. ETat »

    15 July 2017 · 6:55 am

    Bulldozer where a fire-truck hose would do? Talk about overkill.

  5. fillyjonk »

    15 July 2017 · 10:11 am

    Seeing as it’s Oregon, I bet there’s some environmental regulation against just water-blasting the stuff off the roadway.

  6. ETat »

    15 July 2017 · 3:22 pm

    But what could be more environmentally-friendly than a) H2O and b) organic biodegradable slime?

  7. CGHill »

    15 July 2017 · 3:39 pm

    Probably wouldn’t matter except that this was on US 101, which runs right along the coast, and Oregon doesn’t at all like people spritzing stuff onto a roadway if there’s some chance that it will end up in the ocean or into the watershed of a river. (Roads, after all, have all sorts of nasty things on them: dissolved minerals, fresh oil and whatnot.)

  8. ETat »

    15 July 2017 · 7:44 pm

    And, again, fresh oil and minerals are completely natural things, I mean – coming directly from Geia. If they end up in the ocean or a river – why, they just returned to their mommy, are they not?

  9. CGHill »

    15 July 2017 · 8:36 pm

    I didn’t say it made sense; I only pointed out that there are laws. (And laws, alas, don’t have to make sense either.)

  10. ETat »

    16 July 2017 · 5:34 am

    …that’s a law of [judicial] nature!

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