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Watch This Creek Become a Carpet of Spawning Salmon

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By Dan Cox, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The spawn is in full force, and these looking-for-love salmon are flooding Bowmanville Creek in mind-boggling numbers.

The salmon spawn is a spectacle that you have to see to believe. Fish enter rivers and creeks in unbelievable numbers, with only one thing in mind. Sadly, once they are finished, their lives ultimately come to an end.

George Pearn shot this fascinating footage September 27 at the dam on Bowmanville Creek, located in Ontario, Canada. And for those wondering, there is a fish ladder on site that helps provide easier access to the upper reaches.

Talk about a carpet of fish! Generally, rain will be a signal to these salmon to move up the creek from their staging grounds in Lake Ontario. And once that spawn begins, it is definitely a mass movement.

Does shooting fish in a barrel come to mind?

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Watch This Creek Become a Carpet of Spawning Salmon