South of the Fraser

Surrey, Delta, White Rock and Langleys

Another dead salmon

On the banks of Quibble Creek

I'm not sure I believe this one. I found this largish salmon (about 18 inches, less the head) on the banks of Quibble Creek, waay up to where it trickles out of ditches and culverts and becomes a stream. That's around 96th Avenue close to 140th. It's just behind Surrey Memorial hospital.

I would never have thought they could get up this far.

But here it is and slowly working its way into the humus feeding the alder and cottonwood.

A few questions niggle at the back of my brain. Why only one? Why haven't raccoons, coyotes or crows torn it apart yet?

And how did it get so far up the bank? Did a storm raise the water enough to throw it 20 feet from the stream? Or was it dragged there?


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