A vintage East German Trabant car was written off after its driver hit a snail trail on the Autobahn.
The incident took place shorty before 7am on Wednesday morning when a young motorist took his wheels out for a spin on the A33 near Paderborn in western Germany.
But when he drove over what the police described as a “whole caravan” of snails, he lost control of the car in the snail slime.
The Trabant then smacked into the side railings of the Autobahn, leaving it totalled.
The driver escaped unharmed.
The snail trail has now been dried out by the sun and no longer poses a risk to drivers, police say.