Drivers were forced to take evasive action when a “shed load” of fish cascaded across a busy A-road in Renfrewshire.
Several dozen fish were left lying on the A737 westbound at the Kilbarchan slip-road with drivers alerting road contractors around 4pm on Thursday.
The outside lane was closed while the shoal was cleared off at the section of the road.
A Traffic Scotland spokesman said the contractor, Scotland TranServ, was helping the clean-up operation and keeping the other lane on the road open.
The fish belonged to Billy Bowie Special Projects Limited, based at Moorfield Industrial Estate, Kilmarnock.
Twitter reacted in predictable fashion.
@trafficscotland big trout out to the bass driver who caused this. Heard they are making a meal of the clean up
— David Beggs (@davidbeggs1982) October 29, 2015
@davidbeggs1982 chipped in with: seemingly its summit fishy going on @A737.
@JimRobinBSc placed his tweet: Police are closing the net on this one.
@scotbot hooked readers with: Drivers will be scaling back their speed, no doubt.
@Broty1 battered out: hardly a sole in sight