There is a new nightmare to be had, and it comes in the form of eels.

When a truck full of hagfish (otherwise delightfully known as “slime eels”) overturned on a road in Oregon, it wasn’t long before everyone was questioning why such a thing exists.

This photo provided by the Oregon State Police shows eels on Highway 101 after a truck hauling them overturned in Depoe Bay, Ore., Thursday, July 13, 2017. Police said Salvatore Tragale was driving north with 13 containers holding 7,500 pounds (3,402 kilograms) of hagfish, which are commonly known as slime eels. (Oregon State Police via AP)
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Oregan Police said the truck had been travelling to Korea to deliver the fish for human consumption.

The tasty cargo sadly never made it to its rightful destination, however, and instead lay festering in the July sun.

The 7,500lb (3,402kg) delivery also caused devastating damage to a car travelling on the same road.

In this photo provided by the Oregon State Police, a state police officer works the site after a truck hauling eels overturned on Highway 101 in Depoe Bay, Ore., Thursday, July 13, 2017. Police said Salvatore Tragale was driving north with 13 containers holding 7,500 pounds (3,402 kilograms) of hagfish, which are commonly known as slime eels. (Oregon State Police/AP)
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And if you’re wondering what all that gunky stuff is: hagfish secrete a type of “slime” when they become stressed.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you this was gross.