Archive for October, 2010

Did you know that landlocked KokaneeĀ salmon spawn up a creek at Lake Tahoe after spending most of their lives feeding in the freshwater lake? I didn’t until we happened upon a crowd we thought had stopped to see the bright October foliage. Below us the creek was red with salmon, vying for spawning ground, some within an arms reach away. And a short way up the creek was a cinnamon colored black bear gorging herself on the fish (a fairly rare occurence since these bears are mostly vegetarians), while her cub hid in the brush, somewhat afraid of all the human activity near her mama. It was one of those wildlife events (more…)


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