Salmon leads a very interesting life…..brutal in my opinion!! They migrate from rivers into oceans, & back again when they are sexually mature to breed & lay eggs (Visit here for more info). This journey upstream is exhausting & dangerous as they fight through currents, leap through waterfalls, & avoid predators. Many do not survive. Salmon dies after spawning which fertilizes the stream.
I was shocked when my parents told me that salmon swim upstream through the Credit River in the Fall to spawn. That’s only a couple blocks from my house!!! Chinook & Coho Salmon hatch in the Credit River, migrate downstream to Lake Ontario, & return upstream to Credit River after 4 years to spawn. As a nature lover, I ventured out to see this incredible sight with my parents & dog Laser on Thanksgiving Sunday. We can spot the Salmon on the Culham Trail, running along the East side of the Credit River.
Disclaimer: Some of the pictures below are quite disturbing!!
I was amazed & saddened by this visit. What a way to spend a Thanksgiving Sunday! 😐 It gave me a new perspective on life. Next time you think YOU live a tough life? THINK AGAIN!