“Why did the chicken cross the road?” This corny joke has plagued us for generations, but as it turns out, Washington State has an unusually fishy take on the age-old joke.
Each year during the months of November and December, local media can be found hovering around the Skokomish River in an attempt to catch a glimpse at the chum salmon making their annual spawning journey to lay their eggs. While we usually picture these fish bravely swimming upstream to their egg-laying spot, the fish in these parts do something a little crazier to get where they’re going.
As spawning season approaches, the Skokomish River often floods due to excessive rainfall, forcing large amounts of water into the adjacent streets.
Here’s a vid of a dog trying to catch the salmon as they cross the road.