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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 04:17 AM

At the scene of the slime, hagfish clean-up continues along U.S. 101

Firefighters, road crews, police and heavy equipment operators tackled the cleanup of thousands of slime eels that fell out of bins and slithered onto Oregon's coastal highway, leaving a gooey white wake that inspired choruses of "ewwww" across the nation.

And that's where most of the dead creatures remained Friday shoved into ditches along U.S. 101 near Cape Foulweather about 3 miles south of Depoe Bay.

A truck carrying them crashed a day earlier, sending bins of the hagfish, as they're more properly known, careening off a flatbed and onto cars and the highway.

"Everyone was kind of like, what do we do, because we've never seen anything like this," said Lt. Eric Leonard, a firefighter who was one of the first on the scene Thursday. "It looked like something out of 'Ghostbusters.'"

Read more: http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/07/thousands_of_slime_eels_still.html



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Reply At the scene of the slime, hagfish clean-up continues along U.S. 101 (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 OP
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #1
TexasTowelie Jul 2017 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #3
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2017 #4
NBachers Jul 2017 #5
nadine_mn Jul 2017 #6
Historic NY Jul 2017 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 04:55 AM

1. Yikes!!!

And of course I feel bad for the eels...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:00 AM

2. I don't think I would want to drive that vehicle again

even if the insurance company paid for it. There would always be that memory which would make me want to .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:12 AM

3. I know!

And would that show up in a CARFAX?? No accidents on this one - just eel slime!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:50 AM

4. As a followup: KGW News has a pretty thorough video news report on the whole incident:

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:28 AM

5. I wonder if the forest creatures will be having a banquet there.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:59 AM

6. Man - now I feel bad for the eels

watching them all try to slither away...poor things. I mean I know they were going to be food...but still.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:29 AM

7. Looks like the "coupe soup" from the Farmers Insurance commercial.

"Good Lord that's going to be ripe".

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