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Thu November 1, 2012

Salmon crossing interrupted by dog

Screen grab pulled from YouTube video of Honey the dog catching a fish.
Credit YouTube

UNION, Wash. — A flooding river covered a road in Washington, allowing some migrating salmon to swim across the pavement.


Video from KOMO-TV shows one salmon didn't make it Wednesday when it was caught by a dog who walked away with its catch near Union, about 40 miles southwest of Seattle.

The salmon-crossing-the-road scene is replayed nearly every year on the Skokomish River. It frequently floods after heavy rain in the Olympic Mountains.


A video from 2010 shows a dog catching salmon from the flooded Skokomish River.

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