In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying

"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Believing what you see

Walking along the Willamette River at Delta Ponds today, we saw what looked like a salmon making its way just beneath the brown water. Very unusual and a man with a group who was also watching this said aloud, several times, that it was a carp. We certainly weren't going to argue with a stranger but we both said, to each other, it sure looked like a salmon. Overheard him say, again, it was a carp. While I didn't know there were salmon in that area I know what I saw. So I did a search and discovered that there are indeed chinook salmon, released in that area starting in January of this year:Juvenile Chinook salmon found at Delta Ponds and Heron Slough in Eugene | MyEugene

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