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Salmon swim across road in Washington state


Posted on Thursday, 8 November, 2018 | Comment icon 6 comments

The salmon were determined to get across the flooded road. Image Credit: Facebook / Alexis Leonard
Motorists this week were met with the unusual spectacle of dozens of salmon swimming across a highway.
The peculiar traffic hazard was captured on video along a flooded section of Highway 101.

According to fish hatchery specialist Alexis Leonard, the adventurous fish, which were trying to make their way upstream for the spawning season, came from the nearby Skokomish River.

"If they're lucky, it'll meet up with the creek on the other side of the road, if they're not they're stranded," he told CNN.

The video shows dozens of the fish splashing across the shallow water on the highway.

It remains unclear however how many of them actually managed to safely reach their destination.


Source: UPI.com | Comments (6)

Tags: Salmon, Road

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 7 November, 2018, 16:35
Spawn till you die! I've seen that happen a couple of times.  It's super cool.
Comment icon #2 Posted by DebDandelion on 7 November, 2018, 17:09
Super cool
Comment icon #3 Posted by Jenn8779 on 8 November, 2018, 1:51
Now that is definitely something you just don't see everyday
Comment icon #4 Posted by acute on 8 November, 2018, 15:00
After she drove through them, I bet she parked up and walked back to retrieve the flat ones.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Eldorado on 8 November, 2018, 16:35
She was too late.
Comment icon #6 Posted by acute on 8 November, 2018, 18:25
"Good doggy. Now give? Give. Give!  GIVE !!!"


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